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Thursday, April 7 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Evaluating, Optimizing, and Remediating Physical Accessibility in Library Spaces

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This joint panel session organized by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Architecture and Planning Section is dedicated to exploring physical accessibility and wayfinding in library spaces. Through case studies and discussion, presenters and attendees will consider functional accessibility and ADA compliance; incorporating accessibility work into our profession through committee work; and opportunities for collaboration and critical thinking in addressing accessibility challenges. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and examples from their own experience or observations to share. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Architecture and Planning Section hope that all panelists and attendees will leave feeling more aware of physical accessibility concerns in their respective spaces and empowered to approach remediating challenges.

Accessibility Work As Part of University Libraries System-wide Strategic Planning
Rina Vecchiola, Washington University in St. Louis

Results of a Student Accommodation Survey and What To Do with Them: A Case Study
Jeff Alger, Iowa State University

Aspiring for Universal Design in Library Spaces, but Realistically What Can We All Do to Make Our Libraries a Little More Accessible
Lauren Kehoe

Link to a Google Drive folder with presentation slides 


Lauren Kehoe

New York University

Rina Vecchiola

Washington University in St. Louis

Jeff Alger

Iowa State University

Thursday April 7, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Hyatt Regency Chicago Acapulco Room