This guide is primarily designed for library professionals who want to learn more about how to better support individuals with disabilities. However, many of these resources can be helpful for families, friends, educators, or anyone interested in learning more about disability. My hope is that this guide will promote sensitivity, inclusion, and a universal design outlook.
Please feel free to share other resources and recommendations!
The University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center partners with qualified students with disabilities to assist them in gaining equal access to institutional programs and services consistent with their unique needs. The Center seeks to responsibly advocate the needs of students with disabilities to the campus community through consultation and outreach efforts with administration, faculty, students and University partners.
The DRC provides services to the University community so students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of University life. The DRC serves students with a wide array of disabilities and the DRC website provides valuable information for students, parents, faculty and staff related to various responsibilities, services and programs of the office. Questions? Contact their office at (859) 257-2754, Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
I have created a state-wide Accessibility Listserv. This Listserv welcomes library and information professionals from across the state of Kentucky to share ideas, tips, events, webinars, programs, and other resources related to disability, accessibility, Universal Design for Learning, and other related topics. If you are interested in joining the listserv, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carla Cantagallo is the Head of the Distance Learning Library Service and the Liaison for Disability Services at UK Libraries. If you are a UK student with a documented disability and need access to adaptive equipment or have additional accessibility needs, please contact Carla at Carla@uky.edu