For immediate release | March 29, 2016

“Don’t Get Sued”: ASCLA’s President’s Program addresses accessibility barriers

Don’t Get Sued: What Librarians are Doing to Address the Physical, Programmatic and Web-based Accessibility Barriers for People with Disabilities,” is the title of this year’s President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

ASCLA’s expert librarians, who implement accessibility policies in academic and public libraries, will offer insights about how to make physical, programmatic, and online presences more accessible to people with disabilities. These presenters will share real world experiences that address the everyday needs of patrons with disabilities as well as their response to an audit from the U.S. Department of Justice about accessibility of web pages and online resources.

ASCLA President’s Program is one of many program and event offerings at the ALA Annual Conference and will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Conference registration is required in order to participate in this event--you can register now at the ALA Annual Conference website. A complete list of ASCLA events at the Annual Conference is available on the ASCLA website.

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest groups that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and active members. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in forming new interest groups, receiving discounted registration rates on ASCLA preconferences and online courses, and other important membership benefits? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at


Marianne Braverman

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)