Katherine Schneider is an author and retired clinical psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She taught at the university level for thirty years and speaks to about forty community groups each year on diversity and inclusion issues.
Blind from birth, she has been active in advocating for information access at local, state and national levels. She started the Schneider Family Book Awards with ALA and has also started a disability journalism award with the National Center on Disability Journalism at Arizona State.
A book-a-holic since her first experience with the Michigan Library for the Blind about sixty years ago, she has been president of her local Friends of the Library chapter, president of the Public Library Board in Eau Claire, and has served on the Collection Development Advisory Group of the National Library Services for the Blind.
Keywords = Information Access, Disability Issues, Blindness, Accesibility
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