IBBY Workshop on Books for Young People with Disabilities at Toronto International Book Fair

IBBY Canada is very pleased to announce an important workshop at the Toronto International Book Fair that will include speakers from Switzerland and Norway.  The $25 registration fee for this workshop includes 3 days of admission to the Toronto International Book Fair.  Please pass this information along to your colleagues including educators and librarians, and those working with people with disabilities.

WORKSHOP: Reading Challenges and Options for Young People with Disabilities

DATE: Friday, November 14, 2014 (during the Toronto International Book Fair)

TIME: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, downtown Toronto on Front Street

COST: $25 (includes 3 days of admission to the Toronto International Book Fair)

REGISTRATION: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=BOOKFAIR14

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

International and Canadian experts will discuss reading challenges and options for children and teens with disabilities, with examples from the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. This outstanding international collection, formerly in Norway and now housed at North York Central Library, encompasses 3,000 books in traditional formats and accessible formats including sign language, tactile, Braille, and Picture Communication Symbols.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

  • Heidi Cortner Boiesen, former director of the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities in Norway
  • Sharon Moynes,  manager of readers’, youth and children’s services at North York Central Library
  • Liz Page, executive director of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, from Basel, Switzerland
  • Leigh Turina, lead librarian for the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities at North York Central Library

ABOUT IBBY

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org), founded in 1953, represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada is one of over 70 national sections worldwide. IBBY Canada is a volunteer organization promoting quality French and English Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.ibby-canada.org.

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