Project ENABLE Web site training Launch

Subject: Project ENABLE Web site training Launch

Hello Librarians and Educators,
It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access By Librarians Everywhere) training Web site (http://projectenable.syr.edu), made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. As a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program with a School Media Specialization at Syracuse University and member of the project team, I can attest that this site benefits all librarians regardless of expertise as we are all likely to work with and serve students with disabilities.

Register for free at http://projectenable.syr.edu to engage in five interactive, self-paced learning modules, jam-packed with useful information in a variety of formats (text, video, photos, graphics, audio over PowerPoint and more). You can even use our in-text editor to record your ideas and save these to your Profile to review or edit later!

Need to redesign your space to meet accessibility standards under laws you will learn about in our training? We offer an interactive room design activity to redesign your space!

Looking to host a course, training, or workshop to further educate librarians in working with individuals, specifically students, with disabilities? We offer a group account to allow instructors, administrators, and supervisors the opportunity to host a class to monitor assessment scores. Receive a certificate of completion if you’ve completed all five module quizzes with a score of at least 3/5.

At Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, the School Media Specialization program offers a course entitled “Library Services to Students with Disabilities,” basing its content and discussions upon the Project ENABLE training site. The instructor of the course uses the Project ENABLE Web site extensively to support and enrich in-class instruction and discussions. As a current student in this course I have had the unique opportunity to engage in thought provoking, candid, and invaluable discussions reflecting how we as pre-service educators can accommodate students, preK-12, with disabilities both in and out of the library.

So I urge you to go to http://projectenable.syr.edu to register for the Project ENABLE training to make a difference in your community. Just click on the pink Login/Register button in the top right corner of the home page. Registration is required but everything on the site is free for you to use as much as and when you need it. After registering, you will have access to your personal information, any notes you take, and any test scores or certificates you receive just by viewing Your Profile at any time.

We welcome your feedback and any questions. Just contact us at cdl@syr.edu.

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