Partnering for a Good Life: Disability Awareness & Resources

Disability Resources Training


The Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma and the Department of Libraries are partnering to bring Disability Awareness & Resources workshops to six locations statewide. See below for locations and dates.

Public and tribal library staff members will get 0.3 CEU credits for attending the morning session and 0.24 CEUs for attending the afternoon session.

  • Morning Session (9:30 to noon) - Disability Awareness
  • Afternoon Session (1:30 to 3:30) - Disability Resources & Tools

According to the 2015 American Community Survey conducted by the Census, one in six Oklahomans have a disability. These individuals and their families depend on libraries to be a provider of accurate and relevant information in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.

During the morning session, you will gain enhanced awareness and knowledge of disabilities. You will have increased confidence in working with individuals with a disability. You will get insight into interacting respectfully and communicating effectively with people with disabilities. You will be introduced to simple ways to make your library more accessible and welcoming.

During the afternoon session, we will provide information on resources in Oklahoma. The public will also be invited to join. We will share information on groups and agencies locally and statewide that provide support. We will provide tools and resources that will benefit both you and your patrons. You will receive packets of information that will help you and your patrons navigate the disability landscape.

Choose a location below. When registering, select the morning session and the afternoon session if you would like to attend both.


Presented by Jen Randle, Youth Advocacy and Training Coordinator of the DDCO, and Fara Taylor, Public Information Officer of the ODL.

Questions? Contact ODL Info.