Accessibility Assembly

Charge

To advance ALA's continuing commitment to diversity and to accessibility of library and information services for all, including people with physical, sensory or mental disabilities, as reflected in the ALA policy on "Library Services to People with Disabilities [54.3.2]"; to facilitate communication among ALA units, members and affiliated groups regarding issues such as equitable access to programs, services, collections, and facilities for library users with disabilities, employment of people with disabilities, and library accessibility policies; to encourage manufacturers and vendors to develop library products and materials using the principles of universal design; to advance optimal accessibility of ALA services and programs; to develop and promote strategies for the recruitment of people with disabilities into the library and information science profession; and, to advance coordinating and cooperation of efforts within ALA and the profession to meet the challenges of providing access to all. A representative from the Accessibility Assembly will also serve as a member of the ALA Conference Committee.

Roster

Rebecca Weber
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Jerry Yarnetsky
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Diann Smothers
(ACRL Rep, RUSA Accessibility Assembly, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Margaret W. Ellingson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Criss Guy
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Lauren Sarah Kehoe
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Jerry Yarnetsky
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Thomas Francis Scharff
(Core Representative, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Carrie Scott Banks
(ALSC Representative, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Nancy M. Bolt
(PLA Representative, April 13, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Diane R. Chen
(AASL Representative, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Bill Ladewski
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to January 1, 2099)

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