Core Webinar: Using Your Library's Virtual Presence to Reach Users with Disabilities

For Immediate Release
Wed, 02/03/2021


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

CHICAGO—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. On Tuesday, March 9, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will hold the webinar "Using Your Library's Virtual Presence to Reach Users with Disabilities" which will provide 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.

This hour-long session is open to librarians, managers, and directors working in public, academic, special, and school libraries; technology specialists who manage library websites and/or create content; and library staff who manage their library's social media channels and/or public catalog. 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; 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 learned strategies for being a Digital Accessibility Advocate at their library.

Using Your Library's Virtual Presence to Reach Users with Disabilities
Live Webinar: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT
Presenter: Renee Grassi

Registration Fees: 

$43 - Core Member
$59 - Non-member
$129 - Groups
Free for Student Members

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

For questions or comments related to Core webinars, please contact Core CE staff at

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.