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Accessibility Related Sessions at 2017ALA Midwinter Conference

Below are some sessions of interest concerning accessibility  to attend at the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta. This posting is intended for ALA membership and is being mentioned  in our 2017 Midwinter Report to ALA Board and Council.

iday, January 20


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM  –  Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Town Hall Meeting - Georgia World Congress Center, B203


 Saturday, January 21

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM  –  Board of Directors Meeting I (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, B316

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM  –  Inclusive Practices at Your Library: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Your Patrons with Disabilities - Georgia World Congress Center, B313

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM  –  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG) - Georgia World Congress Center, B209

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  –  Task Force on Conference Accessibility - Georgia World Congress Center, A309

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM  –  Universal Access Interest Group Meeting (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, B408

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  –  Think Universal To Design Accessible Services for All - Georgia World Congress Center, A402

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM  –  Accessibility Assembly (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, A410

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM  –  Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, A410


 Sunday, January 22

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  –  Bridging the Digital Divide with Open eBooks - Georgia World Congress Center, A403

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  –  The Past, Present, and Future of Disability Rights in the United States and Why it Matters to Libraries - Georgia World Congress Center, B407


Monday, January 23

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observation and Sunrise Celebration - Georgia World Congress Center, B302-B305

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  –  Public Hearing for the Revision of the Standards for Libraries Serving People Who are Blind or Physically Handicapped (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, B214

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  –  Board of Directors Meeting II (ASCLA) - Georgia World Congress Center, B316