Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Modern Web Accessibility - Revisiting Fundamentals and Looking at New Challenges

Tomorrow, the Great Lakes ADA Center will host another webinar in their Accessible Technology Webinar Series. This session will feature Jared Smith from WebAIM on web accessibility.

The webinar will be both a refresher on tried and true accessibility techniques as well as a fresh look at web accessibility challenges facing today’s web design requirements. While awareness of web accessibility is increasing, it can often be an overwhelming thing to implement.

The presenter, Jared Smith from WebAIM, will provide an overview of web accessibility with specific things that you can begin to implement today. It will also provide an overview of tools and resources for evaluating your site's current accessibility.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 Eastern time. This webinar is free but interested individuals must register to participate.

To register, please visit:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ADA Legal Webinar Series

The Great Lakes ADA Center, on behalf of the ADA National Network, will host a new session in their ADA Legal Webinar Series. In this webinar, attorneys Barry Taylor and Rachel Weisberg will review the top ADA cases of 2016.

Courts across the country decided a number of significant ADA cases in 2016, and this session will provide an in-depth review of the top ADA cases from the past year. In addition to reviewing the specific facts and ruling in each case, there will also be a discussion of the impact these cases may have on future ADA litigation. This webinar will cover a wide variety of ADA issues under Titles I, II and III. Start the New Year off right with a better understanding of the most important ADA cases decided in 2016!

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. eastern time. The webinar is free but registration is required to participate.

To register, please visit:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/schedule

Friday, January 13, 2017

Library Holiday Hours

MLKDay

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quality indicators for assistive technology: A comprehensive guide to assistive technology services


Quality indicators for assistive technology: A comprehensive guide to assistive technology services is a 301-page guide for assessing children's needs and choosing and implementing the right technologies and services for them. Written by a team of education specialists, this book offers help in training education professionals on how to optimize learning.

With examples and case studies found throughout, each chapter begins with a few key points to consider and end with a summary and suggested activities to continue the learning. In-depth exploration of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) is covered including the matrix broken down step-by-step.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Library Holiday Hours


Wondering when the library will close for the holidays? We generally follow the public school calendar's closings here in Bloomington, so this year we will be closed the week following Christmas Day and the week following New Year's Day. We will be open until December 23rd and will be closed until January 9th.

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The kids' guide to staying awesome and in control: Simple stuff to help children regulate their emotions and senses


The kids' guide to staying awesome and in control: Simple stuff to help children regulate their emotions and senses is a 112-page book for kids in 3rd grade through the 6th. Written by an occupational therapist who specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies for children and young people.

This book is written in two parts. The first part is for kids. From learning how to understand what they're feeling to learning how to use tools to recover their control and self-regulation, this part offers loads of tips and strategies (and the science behind why to use them) to help kids stay grounded when they are beginning to feel out of control. The second part is written for adults and includes some background on sensory disorders along with suggested charts to use as visuals for kids.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Talkabout for teenagers: Developing social & emotional communication skills


Talkabout for teenagers: Developing social & emotional communication skills is a program to help professionals develop group sessions on social and relationship skills for teenagers with social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. It offers a way to assess each child's level of social skill to help identify where to begin teaching with a mix of activities, group discussions, worksheets and handouts. This edition has been thoroughly updated and edited for a US audience.

The book begins with an introduction covering the theory behind the talkabout approach (where basic skills are taught first and more complex skills last) and key points for setting up and running the group sessions. The assessment includes a student interview and self-assessment and a social skills rating assessment. The program is then broken out into 5 levels and can be started wherever the group needs to begin. Activities are offered at the end of the book along with forms for session planning and evaluation.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.