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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people with disabilities are more disconnected from their communities now than ever before. In order to effectively promote services to and increase awareness of your organization by users with disabilities, libraries should optimize their online presence and utilize accessible web-based practices to more equitably serve the needs of the disability community. In this webinar, Renee Grassi will share strategies to evaluate and leverage your library’s website, social media, and digital resources to connect with individuals with disabilities. Learn about innovative, easily replicable and cost-efficient ways to increase the accessibility of your online presence, reach new users, and more equitably fulfill the mission of your library.
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will:
- have a basic understanding of WCAG 2.1 and how it applies to their library's digital presence;
- have acquired at least five ideas for leveraging their library's virtual presence to be more inclusive of people with disabilities in their content creation and delivery; and
- have at least three strategies for being a Digital Accessibility Advocate at their library.
Who Should Attend
- Librarians, managers, and directors working in public, academic, special, and school libraries;
- technology specialists who manage library websites and/or create content;
- library staff who manage their library's social media channels and/or public catalog.
Renee Grassi is an author, blogger, speaker, and trainer. She is a recognized library leader and advocate for people of all abilities. Renee considers herself an ally with people with disabilities and has presented nationally and internationally on accessibility in libraries. After ten years in Illinois public libraries, Renee relocated to Minnesota and now works as Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library, where she created an Accessibility Project Team and led her library’s web accessibility remediation project.
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Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at your convenience.
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
How to Register
Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.
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Core Code of Conduct
Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
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