As you may be aware, the in-person Texas Library Association (TLA) 2020 Annual Conference was canceled as a result of COVID-19 precautions. In its place, TLA is holding TLA 2020 Virtual. More information can be found on the TLA site.
In conjunction with this virtual conference, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has produced three online courses of programs that were originally going to be presented at TLA’s Annual Conference. To access these courses, please go through the links below. You do not need to be registered for TLA 2020 Virtual to gain access to these three co-branded online courses.
Serving Patrons with Print Disabilities: The Talking Book Program
Being able to serve everyone in your community can be a daunting task, but the Talking Book Program and the Disability Information and Referral Center can assist in helping this underserved population. Learn about assistive technology, training, and funding at the national, state, and local level, and bring people with visual and other print disabilities into your library.
Presented by Dina Abramson and Meagan Daniels, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
A Question of Access: Section 508, ADA and You
State agencies and libraries often struggle to incorporate accessibility requirements, primarily the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), into collection development for electronic resources. Learn how to improve user experiences, reduce institutional risk, and generally move the needle when it comes to accessibility.
Presented by Danielle Plumer and Katharine Reagor, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
TexQuest and TexShare Program Updates
This news-you-can-use session about the TexShare and TexQuest programs will give you the latest information on these vital resource sharing programs and how to participate in them.
Presented by Elizabeth Philippi, Danielle Plumer and Russlene Waukechon, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
These programs are presented in partnership with the Texas Library Association’s TLA 2020 Virtual Conference.