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Accessibility in Libraries: Everything You Need to Know

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Gaynor Family Regional Library

806 Manitoba Ave

Selkirk, MB R1A 2H4

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The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in December 2013 and a truly inclusive Manitoba means we must achieve significant progress by 2023. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service is the first of five standards of the Act and it requires that public sector organizations be compliant by November 1, 2017. Is your library compliant-ready?

The Manitoba Library Association (MLA) invites you to join your colleagues from the Manitoba library community on November 20, 2017 to learn more about the AMA and the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service and steps you can take to ensure ongoing compliancy.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the Act and the customer service standard and, specifically, the impact it has on libraries, information professionals, library staff and clients. Participants will learn firsthand what people with disabilities experience and the challenges they face in our community. Panelist speakers will share information on accessibility initiatives in theri organizations. Coffee and (optional) lunch time will provide participants with further opportunities to network and share stories and information with others from around Manitoba.


Agenda:
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Arrival and coffee
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Yutta Frike, Executive Director, Disabilities Issues Office, Province of Manitoba
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Lisa Snider, Senior Consultant and Owner, Access Changes Everything (Website: www.AccessChangesEverything.com)
11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Panel Discussion
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch (Note: an additional $15 will be added to your registration fee)

A tour of the Gaynor Family Regional Library will follow lunch. Speaker information will be posted in the coming weeks.
More information on the speakers is available here.


For further information on this event, please contact MLA Vice-President Kerry Macdonald: kmmacdonald@rrc.ca
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