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Library Accessibility Training Portal

Listed are a range of training opportunities and links on different topics related to accessibility.

Welcome UIC Library Employees!

These pages contain multiple educational and training opportunities related to accessibility. Choose the format (online classes, Ted Talks, podcasts, webinars, etc) that best fits your learning style. Content is organized into categories posted in the left-side menu. The length of the events range from 15 minutes to 6 weeks.  A price is listed for all events that are not free. This LibGuide replaces the Library Accessibility Professional Development Webinar List. Upcoming and recorded webinars will continue to be posted on this site. Have a training to recommend? Email Cathy Lantz (


Remember to discuss professional development options with your supervisor before you sign up or participate in these activities.

New & Upcoming Events

(New!) 9/26/23 @ 12 Maps for All – Building Accessible Maps From Great Lakes ADA Center (90 minutes)

This session will introduce the concept, development, tools, and benefits of creating and using accessible maps. Presenters from the General Services Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of the State of Minnesota will discuss how they create accessible maps in different formats to meet their missions of informing and educating the public . Presenters will also review some barriers, solutions, and implications to making accessible data visualizations. During this webinar, presenters will share the following information: 
Common barriers to accessing maps for users with disabilities.
Useful design principles that make maps easier to use.
Best practices for creating accessible static digital maps.
Designs to ensure interactive web maps can be used by a mouse, keyboard, or voice commands.


(New) 10/16 @ 12 from Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

 How to navigate the academic library: empowering blind scholars on their quest for knowledge

In this session, we walk library professionals through the academic journey of blind scholars, identifying roadblocks along the way. We suggest tangible things library professionals can do to remove these roadblocks, so that blind scholars can achieve their full potential.


UIC Specific Content


Looking to spend a day or two learning more about accessibility? Check out these upcoming national events:

Wait... Where did that webinar list go?

Were you a fan of the 2022-2023 Library Accessibility Professional Development List? You can still view it in this Box file. The list will not be updated as of September 2023. All new content will be posted to this LibGuide. Email Cathy Lantz ( if you have questions.