Meeting/Event Information



ADA Committee Fall Program 2017
Disability Rights and Access for All
Welles-Turner Memorial Library
2407 Main St
Glastonbury, CT 06033


9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:30 Accessibility in Libraries
This interactive presentation by Elanah Sherman focuses on the ADA and accessibility in libraries, including specifics and suggestions for improving physical and programmatic accessibility.

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:30 Social Justice and Disability Rights
On July 18, 300 people with disabilities and their advocates rallied at the State Capitol to protest proposed deep budget cuts to essential human services, including many programs for people with disabilities. In an act of civil disobedience to bring further attention to the cause and send a message to politicians, five protestors occupied Gov. Malloy's office until they were arrested for trespassing. Representatives from the Capitol Five will join us to discuss social justice, disability rights, and their experiences as protestors and advocates.

Read about the Capitol Five (Elanah Sherman, Gary Gross, Melissa Marshall, Molly Cole, and Elaine Kolb):

All morning: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped demo
Staff from the LBPH will demonstrate their Talking Book service and equipment, which is available to all CT residents who have print disabilities.


Registration fee: $15 CLA Members, $25 Non-members

If you are not a CLA member, you may be able to attend this event at the CLA member rate if your library has a CLA Institutional Membership. Contact your library's director to register, confirm that you are eligible for discounted registration and to obtain the discount coupon code. General information about institutional memberships can be found here.

The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.

If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 21 days in advance of the conference to Maria Bernier at Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.  

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Future Meetings

July 10, 2018

CLA Public Libraries Committee Meeting

July 10, 2018
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Ora Mason Library
260 Benham Hill Rd.
West Haven, CT 06516

Come help us plan the Public Libraries Fall Meetup