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We all have access needs: the missing culture of ECU

Library By Emma Somers, Ana Diab

Posted on October 06, 2021 | Updated October 12, 2021, 10:57AM

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

Image by Maliv Khondaker CC BY-NC-SA

A collaborative display about accessibility

“Disability is a Culture, a Pace, and a Community, one that offers a space of; listening, inquiring, questioning, reflection, nourishment, validation, understanding, learning, and breathing. To build a collection of voices is to build more of ourselves out into the world. To find ourselves amongst the pages, in podcasts, on films with accurate spacious representation by and from other Disability and / or NeuroDivergent Artists and Designers is the foundation of our learning.”

Taryn Goodwin

Come join us and explore this display in the library from Oct. 1-Dec. 15, 2021 presented in collaboration with Taryn Goodwin (BFA 2022) and the folks of the ECUAD Neurodivergent and Disability Community. The display features books on accessibility, dis/ability, chronic illness, and neurodiversity, including the exhibition catalogue, The Missing Culture of ECUAD 2021: A Disability & Neuro-Divergent Community Building Initiative and Group Exhibition. This exhibition catalogue was produced by members of the ECUAD Neurodivergent and Disability Community - an open group that meets regularly on Thursdays at 11:30 via Zoom and works to make a space for our neuro-essential community:

In addition to the book display there will be a comfortable seating area with a cocoon hammock chair, bean bag chairs, ear plugs and plenty of plants. We will have a white board so you can tell us your access needs and let us know what we can do to make the library more accessible. Here is the online version of the white board:

If you can’t make it to campus you can find a list of the resources on the Accessibility Research Guide: ??

And a link to the Exhibition Catalogue here:

The ECU Library is committed to providing an inclusive environment with equal access for all students, faculty and staff of the University. We aim to provide equal access to our library services and collections. We are learning, growing and we want to work with you to meet your access needs.

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