Your webinar will be held on November 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET.
Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On Demand section.
How should a library makerspace be designed to include all patrons, including adults with disabilities?
To answer this question, we must consult members of that demographic themselves. This session describes the results from an IMLS funded study (lg-246292-ols-20) that worked to better understand accessibility issues in public library makerspaces.
Attendees will learn not only how to create more inclusive spaces, but also how they can better provide interesting and accessible services.
Presenter: Dr. Amelia Anderson is the project manager and co-PI of an IMLS grant to explore accessibility in public library makerspaces. She is an assistant professor of Library Studies at Old Dominion University, and a former public librarian. She has multiple years of experience exploring the intersection of disability and library services, and is the author of the book Programming for Autistic Children and Teens, published in 2021 by ALA Editions.