Category Archives: Accessibility

Digital Sensory Storytime Helps Autistic Children

By Amy Price Librarian, Oakstone Academy Autism affects 1 in 88 children. As the librarian at Oakstone Academy, that is not just a statistic to me because autism affects over half of the 600 students that I serve in my … Continue reading

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Interview: Georgia Public Library Service

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. This … Continue reading

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Training for Librarians in Florida Tackles Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Nancy Everhart Director, PALM Center School of Information, Florida State University Though parents of children with autism spectrum disorders would love to give their kids the opportunities afforded by public libraries, they are sometimes hesitant to take them to public … Continue reading

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Promising Developments in Accessible Publishing

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS  At IMLS, we are extremely encouraged by recent efforts in the public and private sectors to make published materials accessible to individuals who are blind or otherwise print-disabled. At last week’s mid-winter meeting of … Continue reading

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Nominate an Afterschool Program for a Chance to Win $10,000

By Nikki Yamashiro Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance At the Afterschool Alliance we’ve seen the innovative and exciting ways libraries and museums across the country are providing kids with hands-on, experiential learning during the out-of-school hours. However, we know that there are … Continue reading

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