[Libs-Or] "Accessibility Basics for Librarians" -- Free ALA Tutorial
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Subject: [ASCLA-L:615] ALA tutorial on Accessibility
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:31:44 -0800
From: Cathleen Bourdon <cbourdon at ala.org>
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To: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies List
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Here's another educational service from ALA's Office for Information
Read on! It's FREE for ALA members.
"Accessibility Basics for Librarians"
March 15 through June 18, 2004 the Office for Information Technology
Policy of the American Library Association will host an online e-mail
tutorial on accessibility of library materials and services for people
with disabilities. Similar in format to the successful privacy,
copyright, UCITA and licensing tutorials offered in past years, the
accessibility tutorial will examine aspects of accessibility for
professionals in 20-25 brief but informative messages written by
Brodey, Senior Policy Counsel for Leslie Harris & Associates, in
collaboration with OITP staff. Jessica has worked with the Technology,
Education, and Accessible Media (TEAM) Coalition, comprised of
disability rights groups, educational organizations, and technology
companies working to increase students' with disabilities access to
In addition to an overview of relevant law, the tutorial will help
librarians understand how to deal with barriers to access to library
materials, computers, websites and systems. It will also provide
guidance to libraries on how to maximize accessibility for patrons
disabilities, and identify best practices for ensuring that library
policies are compliant with existing law.
The tutorial course is FREE to ALA members, and signing up is easy. If
you are an ALA member, e-mail your member number to Kathy Mitchell at
kmitchell at alawash.org with the subject line TUTORIAL. You will be
subscribed to the list and within a few days you will receive an
automated welcome message.
Non-ALA members can also receive the tutorial by sending a $30 check
money order made out to the American Library Association. Please
your e-mail address with your check so we can subscribe you. Send the
American Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 403
Washington, DC 20004
Attn: Kathy Mitchell
All subscribers will receive their first tutorial message on March 15.
You can read your messages when they arrive or save them for later,
we recommend reading the messages in the order in which they are
received. Please note the email tutorial is one-way communication and
you will not be able to post to a discussion list.
For more information, contact Kathy Mitchell at kmitchell at alawash.org
with the subject line TUTORIAL or call ALA's Washington Office, (800)
Technology Planning Consultant
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
Tel. (503) 378-2112 Ext. 224
Fax (503) 378-6439
pam.horan at state.or.us
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