The most commonly used social media platforms and the most appropriate sites for users will be identified and discussed. Specifics about what to expect from social media for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) will be explored, as well as the growing use of social media on mobile devices. Concerns about identity theft and personal information safety/protection will be addressed. Other discussion topics will include details on blogging/storytelling - to blog, or not to blog? - along with some important “do's and don'ts” for social media. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Do community-based groups of people with intellectual disabilities visit your library on a regular basis?
Are parents of, and children with disabilities encouraged to participate in Storytime and Summer Reading activities?
Do you know how to communicate in “people first” language?
Libraries have always strived to create structurally accessible facilities in order to accommodate all users regardless of physical disabilities. However, has your library considered creating inclusive programs designed to break attitudinal barriers, in order to promote library access?
This webinar will guide library staff toward creating, promoting and implementing a library environment that supports users with intellectual disabilities – from identifying community partners and outreach and creating inclusive programming – to staff sensitivity training. This webinar is designed to equip staff with the tools to create a library experience that is inclusive to all users, including those with disabilities.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to define Inclusive Library Programs
- Recognize at least one opportunity that already exists in your library for Inclusive Programs
- Understand how attitude can affect library accessibility
- Know how to find support and information for planning and implementing Inclusive Library Programs
- Know how to identify community partners
- Understand and know how to communicate using “people first” language
- Is your library website open, user friendly and accessible to people with disabilities? or
- Does an invisible door close when they try to use your site?
Libraries strive to be welcoming, friendly places for users of all types, including those with disabilities. From wheelchair ramps and handicapped parking to simple offerings such as large print books and good signage – these are some of the things that make a library’s physical space accessible. But what about the library’s online presence?
This webinar will shed light on some of the common barriers faced by certain users and will provide techniques for identifying and fixing the problems.
By the end of the one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be aware of accessibility issues that people with disabilities encounter when accessing online content on websites
- Be able to utilize tools for checking websites, Word documents and PowerPoint slide presentations for accessibility problems
- Be able to name at least three techniques for creating accessible content
Hosted by AT Network. Presented by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez. Trends in Assistive Technology - The Latest from 2013 ATIA and CSUN Conference.
Accessibility Specialists: Understanding “Invisible” Disabilities & What this Means for Online Education
This panel includes four accessibility specialists from Empire State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Drexel University and WebAIM. During the first 60 minutes, each panel member will provide a self-introduction and discuss their work with “invisible” disabilities. The panel will then share effective practices and available resources to support students and faculty with invisible disabilities in online education. The last 20 minutes will be open to questions from attendees.
This three-part series will explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?” After this session you will be able to:
- Use three strategies for task analysis that can be applied to decisions about where and when technology can support.
- Identify at least two commonly available tools to support task completion and daily routines.
- Identify at least two specialized tools that are designed to support task completion and daily routines.
This is the second in a three-part series to explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?” After this session you will be able to:
- Identify four underlying principles that can be used when selecting technology to be used for cognitive support.
- Identify at least two commonly available tools to support personal organization and planning
- Identify at least two specialized tools that are designed to support personal organization and planning activities