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Libraries for All: Keys to Inclusive Programs, Environment, and Information for People with Disabilities

In this free three-hour workshop, a representative of Able SC will discuss how to make your library programs and services more inclusive for people with disabilities of all types. We will discuss rethinking disability, disability history and rights, building inclusive library programs, tips for reaching the disability community, and creating an inclusive culture in your library.

During the training, you will learn:

  • A better understanding of disability
  • Strategies to build/foster inclusive environments for patrons with disabilities
  • Skills for confidently serving and communicating with people with disabilities
  • How to support a community culture of inclusion from within the local library 

 

For:

South Carolina Public Library Staff

Presenters:

Chris Sparrow, Able SC

Location: 

Greenwood County Library

600 South Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646

Cost:

Free

Questions about the session?  Contact: 

Carol Hull
South Carolina State Library 
(803) 734-7067
chull@statelibrary.sc.gov

About Able SC:

Able South Carolina: Independent Living for AllEstablished in 1994, Able SC is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that empowers individuals with disabilities to live fully–engaged and self–directed lives. Able SC is a "center for independent living" (CIL) meaning the organization is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit organization that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries by Carol Hull

Date:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time:
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Campus:
Greenwood County Library
Location:
Greenwood County Library, Main Library
Categories:
Continuing Education Special Needs
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