IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Solutions) in the Library
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Libraries have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to be welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to everyone in their communities. Through principles of universal design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), libraries can create and enhance access and accessibility for all patrons, including the one in four Americans who are labeled as having disabilities.
In this webinar, Dr. Clayton Copeland provides a framework to bring IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Solutions) to libraries and to the communities they serve. Participants will learn about the foundations of accessibility and universal design principles in communication, programming, services, and marketing.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define and describe principles of universal design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL);
- Apply these principles to foster accessible communication, programming, services, and marketing in their libraries; and
- Strategically implement inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility solutions (IDEAS).
Who Should Attend
This webinar is intended for all public library staff and administrators.
Dr. Clayton A. Copeland (she/her) is the director of the Laboratory for Leadership in Equity of Access and Diversity (LLEAD) at the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science. Much of her research, which has been funded by the American Library Association, focuses upon equity of access to information for people with disabilities. Copeland also pursues research interests in universal design and Universal Design for Learning, literacy, facilities planning, technology, and materials and programming for children and young adults.
Copeland’s dissertation research was among the first to explore the lived experiences of library patrons with disabilities. Her research and work explore equity, access, and inclusion as they pertain to the physical and virtual environments and interactions among library patrons and staff. She recently co-authored and edited Disabilities and the Library:Fostering Equity for Patrons and Staff with Differing Abilities.
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