89. SLR StrengthsandOpportunities V15. Program Diversity: Do Libraries Serve Kids with Disabilities? Two young patrons of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) play Kinect Adventures, a hands free game on X-Box Kinect.
On the third Saturday of the month, BPL does an accessible arcade. Photo courtesy of BPL librarian John Huth On a Saturday in Stamford, Connecticut a the Ferguson Public Library, a group of about ten kids, ages three to five, sit in a circle on the floor for “Sensory Storytime” and sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” As they sing, they pull on exercise bands to the beat of the song. Accessibility in the School Library - Resources and Tools. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach.
Get it on the web or iPad! Guest Join | Help | Sign In Accessibility in the School Library Home. Make sure you school website is an ADA compliant website. If you haven’t received a letter or notification yet that your school’s website needs to be ADA compliant, consider yourself warned.
Your school needs to get its website in order or face the consequences. School website accessibility compliance can all get a bit complicated, so for those NOT interested in the legal aspects and just want to stay out of hot water with the Office of Civil Rights (and who doesn’t) here is the layman’s version: If you are a school, you are required by law to make sure your school’s website is accessible to the disabled. If your school website doesn’t meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance standards, you could end up as the target of an investigation by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
RIOT: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Library Instruction. This RIOT post looks at an article by Ying Zhong that applies principles of Universal Design for Learning to library instruction course design.
Zhong, Ying. “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Library Instruction.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 19 (2012): 33-45. UDL is a set of principles meant to be followed during course design that gives “all individuals equal opportunities to learn.” Equal Access: Universal Design of Libraries. A checklist for making libraries welcoming, accessible, and usable Libraries play an important role in ensuring that everyone has access to information in printed and electronic forms.
In making these resources accessible and useful to everyone, principles of universal design (UD) can be employed. Legal Issues. Volume2Issue3 Guest UniversalDesign Parker.