ALA Essentials for Library Workers: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Patrons with Disabilities

You must follow the instructions contained in the PDF that accompanies your purchase to access the trainings. The PDF is available on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and in your ALA Store account under "Files."

Libraries have an obligation to ensure equal access to materials for all patrons, and this includes those with disabilities. There are a variety of skills, strategies, and technologies that can help us fulfill this professional and legal obligation, but training in this area is often difficult to find. In this session, Brenda Hough, on behalf of the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), shows your employees the basics.

After participating in this training, you will know

  • The wide range of types of disabilities and how it might impact how someone is able or not able to use the library
  • Tips for interacting with people with disabilities
  • Ways in which you can create a culture that fosters an empowering and welcoming environment for people with disabilities

Your purchase grants your library a one-year license to use this training for the number of users within your library that you’ve selected in the drop-down menu.  For pricing on bulk registrations for over 125 users, please contact us at

Learn more about the ALA Essentials for Library Workers series by viewing this free informational webinar.

ALA Member: 
$ 45.00
Item Number:
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions