The Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma and the Department of Libraries have partnered to bring Disability Awareness & Resources workshops to libraries in Oklahoma. We started in-person workshops in the Spring, but they were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we are unable to meet in person at this time, we have scheduled a virtual workshop on October 12, 2020 for all librarians who would like to join.
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.
Also if you attend, your library will be eligible for a Grant Opportunity from the DDCO to assist with purchase of assistive technology and accessibility tools. We will share more information about this in the workshop.
- Morning Session (9:30 to noon) - Disability Awareness
- Afternoon Session (1:30 to 3:30) - Disability Resources & Tools
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 and patrons of the library are also invited to join. We will share information on groups and agencies statewide that provide support. We will provide tools and resources that will benefit both you and your patrons. You will hear information that will help you and your patrons navigate the disability landscape.
When registering, you have the option to attend the morning session and/or the afternoon session. You can receive CEUs for both.
If you would like to share the information for the afternoon session on Disability Resources with your library patrons, download PDF here.