Accessibility and Libraries: An American Libraries Live Webcast

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/26/2017


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO—Technology highly influences accessibility—many patrons use assistive technology, such as screen readers, literacy software, and speech input, to access and use library materials and e-resources. This free episode of AL Live explores the rapid growth and development of assistive technology and will help you stay informed and equipped with the best practices to assist your users and tips to ensure your materials are accessible to everyone. Because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need to address these issues in a way that is both stable and flexible.

Join us on Friday, September 29 as our expert panel discusses the current state of accessibility, the present issues many libraries face, and what we may see in the near future.

Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Sept. 29 to learn more. You can register for the event here.

Joining us for this webinar are:

  • Jennifer Moore, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University

  • Clayton Copeland, Faculty and Director, Laboratory for Leadership in Equity & Diversity (LLEAD), School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina

  • Kathy MacMillan, writer, American Sign Language interpreter, consultant, librarian, and signing storyteller

American Libraries Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  We look forward to you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register here. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant,, (312) 280-5100.