The Services to People with Print Disabilities Working Group (part of the Accessibility Interest Group of the BC Library Association) applied for and received a grant from the Vancouver Foundation to produce a Disability Awareness Toolkit for libraries. The Toolkit is aimed at assisting library staff in providing services to patrons with any kind of disability.
This portion of the toolkit is a reference guide for presenters, containing background information, discussion statements, and relevant articles. A Workshop Presenter’s Guide and Webinar Presenter’s Guide are also available from the Toolshed.
For a complete explanation of this toolkit, please see this article: http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/648/816
You can read more about the SPPD and their work here: https://bclaconnect.ca/?page_id=896
To use these documents, please download the .zip file and then right-click on the file to unzip, expand, or extract the enclosed files.
If you have questions about these documents or would like to recommend future changes or additions, please contact Deb Thomas, the SPPD Co-Chair, at deb.thomas at bpl.bc.ca or Margarete Wiedmann, Convenor, Accessibility Interest Group at MWiedmann at cnv.org . We see this toolkit as a living thing and are committed to keeping it current and useful.