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YA Disability Database

YA Disability Database

Creator: YA Disability Database Date Updated: March 28, 2022 YA (Young Adult) Disability Database is a curated booklist of YA novels that feature disability representation. This database compiles together book recommendations that libraries can use to build their collection or as a resource for patrons. Quick Facts The database provides information about the books, includingRead more about YA Disability Database[…]

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides resources for libraries to create accessible programming for kids and teens. The resources include tips for making your programming inclusive, considerations about the physical spaces of your programming, and examples of accessible programming. Quick Facts CELA’sRead more about Accessible library programming for kids and teens[…]

Social Story: Ready for Reading

Social Story: Ready for Reading

Creator: Toronto Public Library Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Toronto Public Library (TPL) presents a Social Story to help children become familiar with their library. Social Stories are learning tools for children that describe different experiences and situations they will encounter when visiting their public library. TPL suggests that parents or teachers read thisRead more about Social Story: Ready for Reading[…]

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: August, 19, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides content for people with print disabilities and has webinars for libraries and library staff to help them create accessible services and support the needs of their patrons with disabilities. This webinar explores how libraries can supportRead more about All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia[…]

What is a print disability?

What is a print disability?

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: January 14, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides libraries with informational YouTube videos. This video discusses the term “print disability” and the content CELA provides to serve those patrons. Quick Facts The term “print disability” is a general term for different groups of personsRead more about What is a print disability?[…]

Accessibility Interview Questions

Accessibility Interview Questions

Creator: Scott O’Hara Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Accessibility interview questions list potential job interview questions meant to gauge someone’s understanding of digital accessibility. Quick Facts This resource suggests that you do not ask about specific facts and figures when interviewing job candidates. For example, please state verbatim the WCAG guideline 2.3 (FYI, it isRead more about Accessibility Interview Questions[…]

General Resources on Disabilities

General Resources on Disabilities

Creator: National Library Service Date Updated: October 21, 2021 The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) from the Library of Congress created a list covering braille, devices, and general disability resources. Some of the resources are specific to American library services, but it contains some valuable guides on resources such asRead more about General Resources on Disabilities[…]

Project Enable

Project Enable

Creator: Project Enable Date Updated: August 23, 2022 Project Enable provides a comprehensive set of training designed specifically for public, academic, or school librarians. This is a completely free resource and contains a group account option that allows your library staff to register and complete the training together. Quick Facts Libraries need to commit toRead more about Project Enable[…]

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Creator: Florida State University Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers andRead more about Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information[…]

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Creator: Joanne Kaeding, Diane L. Velasquez, and Deborah Price Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This paper reports on an investigation of factors influencing access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families from the perspective of the public librarian. This could be a valuable reference for any library or children’s department looking toRead more about Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model[…]

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

Créateur : 24 Accessibility Date de la mise à jour : 21 octobre 2021 This blog post clarifies what is meant by “disability” and provides web design tips that could help with accessibility. The article does a good job putting the importance of universal design in perspective. It explains how removing barriers is ultimately beneficialRead more about Disability is a spectrum, not a binary[…]

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

Information on different types of people for graphic communication, website and information designers, including free reusable infographic Creator: Thomas Bohm Date Updated: October 21, 2021 A data-driven examination of different types of disabilities encountered by various population demographics and how it impacts their access to digital content. The article presents statistics on groups of theRead more about User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting[…]

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

Creator: WebAIM Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This is a great quick summary and infographic detailing the ways people are motivated to implement accessible changes. It is a pyramid hierarchy similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with Guilt being at the bottom and Inspire being at the top. Quick Facts The order of the pyramid, fromRead more about WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change[…]