IFLA WLIC Session “How can we make libraries accessible and welcoming for everyone?”
We cordially invite you to attend the LSN Session to be hold at IFLA WLIC in Rotterdam.
“How can we make libraries accessible and welcoming for everyone?”
Time: Tuesday, 22 August, 08:30 – 09:45
Location: Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre, Dock 10
In 2005, LSN published Access to Libraries for Persons with Disabilities: A Checklist. While still valuable in basic advice, much has happened for almost two decades in the library community and in services to people with disabilities and much more technology wise. We would like to present an overview of the Accessibility Guidelines with practical descriptions on how to serve people with disabilities as patrons covering – proper terminology for each disability group, staff training to work with people with disabilities, cooperation with disability groups, evaluation of library for inclusive design and examples of developing inclusive policies for users with disabilities.
For more information on the program and speakers, please visit the session page.