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  1. Assistive Technology: What You Need to Know Library

    Overview Assistive (also called adaptive) technologies are electronic solutions that enable people with disabilities to live independently. Blind persons can hear computer-screen text, and people with visual impairments can enlarge text, enabling independ ...

    AHILL - 01/04/2019 - 15:05 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  2. Archived & Free Webcasts

    ASGCLA members- click  here to download selected webcasts free of charge. Non-ASGCLA members- click on 'Purchase' below, which will take you to the ordering page for each webinar (login required). $54 each.   Title Members Non Members Date Acces ...

    AHILL - 09/04/2018 - 11:22 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  3. Library Accessibility: What Trustees Need To Know

    Overview It is a fact that the number of people with disabilities is a growing number. Some of this is due to the aging population (of persons over the age of sixty-five, at least 50 percent have a disability); some growth is due to more thorough evaluati ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  4. Library Staff with Disabilities: What You Need to Know

    Overview People who have disabilities are part of our community, so it follows that people with disabilities are part of the library staff. The disabilities can be congenital, acquired through an accident, or developed as part of the aging process. In tod ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  5. Accessibility for Patrons with Service or Support Animals: What You Need to Know

    Overview Children as well as adults may benefit by having a service or support animal accompany them while at work, play, or when visiting institutions such as the library. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any guide do ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  6. Management: What You Need to Know

    Overview It is important to remember that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990 (amended in 2009), is a major piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination toward persons with disabilities in reg ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  7. Learning Differences: What You Need to Know

    Overview One in seven Americans has some type of learning difference, sometimes called learning disabilities, according to the National Institutes of Health. Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are most common. Reading problems are also repo ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  8. Developmental, Cognitive, and Intellectual Disabilities: What You Need to Know

    Overview Developmental disability refers to a group of disabilities that begin in childhood and continue through adulthood. They often have intellectual manifestations but not always. For example, people with cerebral palsy, spinal bifida, and hydrocephal ...

    AHILL - 09/18/2017 - 15:59 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  9. Documents for AccessAbility Academy

    Congratulations on your purchase of the ASCLA AccessAbility Academy module, Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities,  an online webcast tutorial for library employees! Positive Interactions i ...

    LGRUENBERG - 09/26/2018 - 15:01 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)

  10. About Us

    Vision The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), a division of the American Library Association, is the premier destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are ser ...

    admin - 05/29/2019 - 12:45 - Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)