Survey the resources below. Take notes as you go following the guidelines below:
- 3 things that stuck out to you.
- 2 things you think about the resources/examples.
- 1 practice or service you have a question about.
Online/Virtual Programs & Services
- Story times–The Seattle Public Library
- AMA: Ask Me Anything Guest Speaker – How to Plan a Successful Ask Me Experience
- Orange County, NC Live Online Classes
- Virtual author talks/readings
- Informational talks (Census, Stimulus Check)
- Draw-Alongs (Mo Willems Lunch Doodles)
- Podcast series
- Quarantine book clubs
- Movie watch parties
- Virtual Programming & Outreach
In-person Programming & Services
- Inclusion Game Night
- Sensory-friendly after hours & storytime
- Scholarly Talks on Disability Studies, Advocacy, Disability Month Programming
- Sensory Garden for the Blind and Physically Disabled
- Make a Badge for Disability Awareness (Makerspace Activity)
- Touch History – A Verbal Description Tour
- Serving Adults With Disabilities at Your Library
- Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers: A Toolkit for Librarians (PDF)
- Libraries for All: Expanding Services to People with Disabilities
- Reaching Out: Library Services to the Developmentally Disabled
Accessibility & Inclusion Checklist for Programs
Providing multiple ways to access events and their materials is an excellent introduction to more inclusive and accessible practices throughout the library. Use this checklist to as you plan programs to make sure they are accessible to as many patrons as possible.
Pause for Reflection
- What are a few ways you and/or the library can boost accessibility for events and services?
- What kinds of resources are needed to make programs and services more inclusive? Staffing, monetary, specific technologies, etc.