Accessible Music Library Instruction for the Visually Impaired

Wednesday, 9/15/2021
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

In this workshop, musician and accessibility expert Christina Ebersohl will introduce the basic history of visual accessibility for music materials and show how to adapt teaching practices—online and in person—as well as policies for learners of all visual ability. Participants will explore adaptations during class and will be guided through resources to improve their advocacy and implementation of visual accessibility for the studio, classroom, or institution.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of common resources developed for the visually impaired population and visually impaired musicians 
  • Understand several methods for creating or adapting courses, teaching practices, and institutional policies to support visual accessibility
  • Understand fundamental strategies for advocating for visual accessibility in your institution
  • Have a basic understanding of how to better equip physical facilities and faculty for working with the visually impaired population

Who Should Attend

Library staff involved in music materials/library instruction will find this workshop especially relevant.


A passionate advocate, Christina Ebersohl mentors young students and educates institutions on music education for those with disabilities. Inspired by her own experiences as a blind musician, she has spoken at the New Music Gathering, the Lamont Colloquium, and the College Music Society National Conference on accessibility and opening doors for musicians with disabilities. Currently, Christina is pursuing her Master’s in Performance with Basil Vendryes at the Lamont School of Music in Denver, Colorado.



  • $79.00 for nonmembers
  • $71.10 for ALA Members
  • Group rate registration also available for $279.00

How to Register

  • Online
  • By Email:
  • By Mail: American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601

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