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Continuing Education and Events: 07/11 - Accessibility in Library Services

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

Accessibility in Library Services

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

presented by
Nazely Kurkjian,
Coordinator of Disability, Diversity, and Nontraditional Student Services
at the State University of New York
Libraries are continually seeking ways to eliminate barriers to information access for all patrons, including those with disabilities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Survey report: Americans with Disabilities: 2010, an estimated 19% of prospective patrons have or will develop a disability.

Therefore, it is crucial for libraries to ensure that people with various disabilities have access to physical and virtual library spaces.

Equal access to information for people with disabilities means they can more actively participate in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, etc.

Come to this workshop to find out what libraries can do to facilitate information access to those with either permanent or temporary disabilities. Attendees will become familiar with:
  • legal and moral obligations related to accessibility
  • barriers that impact accessing information
  • best practices for accessibility in regards to library services
  • proactive measures you can take to ensure equal access to information.

Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: July 7, 2017

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Kari Kakeh at

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