When: February 18, 2009

Location:  Vancouver, BC (Executive Hotel Vintage Park, Vancouver BC, 1379 Howe Street, Vancouver BC

Sponsored by Langara College CILS (BC College & Institute Library Services)

This workshop for library employees and disability service providers will explore equitable access to information, focusing on the BC College experience. This session will update your knowledge of alternate formats, delivery systems and national networks. There will also be a demonstration on using the JAWS screen reader accessing a library catalogue and on how people with learning disabilities perceive the written word. CILS employees will update your knowledge of available services in British Columbia.

Registration:  Free to all participants.  Lunch will be provided.  Transportation and accommodation are the responsibility of the registrants.

Target audience:

·         Post-secondary librarians, library technicians and other staff involved in reference, circulation, media, information literacy and interlibrary loan services for students with disabilities.

·         Disability Coordinators, transition planners, assistive technology specialists in the post-secondary system in BC.

·         Information Technology workers.

·         Public librarians in B.C.

To register, please contact Elizabeth Chong
Tel:     (604) 323-5628
Fax:     (604) 323-5577
Email:  echong@langara.bc.ca


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