Blogger Renee Grassi

Library Accessibility in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter is one of my favorite places to connect with other librarians.  As a tweeting youth services librarian, I experience a strong sense of community with the “Twitterbrarian” youth services community.  I am always learning–and often inspired by–what others tweet, retweet, like, or post. Many of the librarians I follow share my common interest in making libraries more inclusive for people with disabilities.  Here’s a snapshot of tweets with information, tips, suggestions, and recommendations I’ve gathered from other Twitterbrarians to help continue your learning about accessibility and libraries.

 

Conference centers/facilities: please invest in lav mics. Give people freedom to come out from behind podium & encourage accessibility. October 23, 2017 by @papersquared

 

#SensoryStorytime was SO much fun! We read: GO AWAY BIG GREEN MONSTER, DANCING FEET, & THE WIDE-MOUTHED FROG! #saturdaylibrarian. October 21, ,2017 by @Julia_Frederick

 

“Mind autism doesn’t mean one experiences autism mildly…it means YOU experience their autism mildly. You may not know how hard they’ve had to work to get to the level they are.” –Adam Walton. October 11, 2017 by @librarianjennt

 

A practical guide to improving accessibility: https://tinyurl.com/y96x6sxu. October 10, 2017 by @CarliSpina

 

Presenters, use the mic. Don’t make hard of hearing attendees have to request that you do. #ILAAC17.  October 10, 2017 by @himissjulie

 

So happy to have a Braille Enhanced StoryWalk here at our library. StoryWalks can be enjoyed by all readers. #inclusion #libraries. August 16, 2017 by @librarianjennt

 

And if you’re looking for more Sign Language Songs and Rhymes, look no further we’ve got a playlist right here 🙂 https://tinyurl.com/y77s4buo . April 28, 2015 by @jbrary

 

The Peak has a special issue on disability justice, including an awesome article on a friend’s care collective: https://tinyurl.com/y7ve5atf. April 18, 2017 by @tararobertson

 

What is meant by ‘inclusion’ or ‘universal access’ is often nuanced. Does multilingual count, for example. #critlib.  October 17, 2016 by @metageeky

 

Did I tell Twitter I got to take an ASL library course a few weeks back? I just signed a full sentence with a patron! April 23, 2015 by @storytimekatie

 

Down Syndrome…. Autism…. not the same thing.  October 15, 2008 by @abbylibrarian

 

YES to 6 especially. And also 1. @ScaryMommy “10 Easy Ways to Show You Are Cool With Special Needs and Disability” https://tinyurl.com/ycbm596e. November 20, 2013 by @hazelsmith_1910

 

 

One comment

  1. Holly

    Great post, Renee! Lots of useful info and ideas here. If I was on Twitter I would tweet this blog post!

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