Technology experts to discuss socially-conscious 3D services in libraries at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Thu, 06/02/2016

Contact:

Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

ALA Washington Office

American Library Association

2024038208

jwright@alawash.org

 
ORLANDO, Fla.—3D printers may seem novel, but they are already being harnessed for social good. A prime example: The Silicon Valley-based social advocacy organization Benetech has forged a partnership between libraries, museums and schools to level the playing field for learners with disabilities. Learn more about this innovative partnership at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. During the session, “3D Accessibility Synergy: Anchor Institutions ‘Make’ Opportunities for Diverse Learners,” attendees will learn about how this partnership is giving rise to new learning tools and strategies that help individuals with print and other disabilities more easily grasp complex science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics.
 
WHO:
  • Lisa Wadors Verne, program manager, Education, Research and Partnerships, Benetech
  • Charlie Wapner, senior information policy analyst, American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)
 
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center
Room W105A
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
 
REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer, American Library Association’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.