Presentation on theme: "Unlocking Potential Joining it up and checking it out Embedding good practice and measuring progress."— Presentation transcript:
Unlocking Potential Joining it up and checking it out Embedding good practice and measuring progress
Unlocking Potential JISC TechDis Supporting the education sector in achieving greater accessibility and inclusion by stimulating innovation and providing expert advice and guidance on disability and technology. Good practice for disabled users is good practice for all.
Unlocking Potential Checklists or creative compromises?
Unlocking Potential I googled it. There may be a gap between what learners think they know or do and what they actually know or do.
Unlocking Potential Guerrilla Libraries Promoting the cause Podcasts, videos, blogs and subject bookmarking Tracking and trails NLN materials, Audio/ Video collections E-text resources. Confidence and converts User confidence. Staff confidence. Kit confidence
Unlocking Potential Promoting the cause Creating audio and video guides. Original library guide with two ironies…library guide Much more accessible library guideaccessible library guide Instant(ish) human version – audacity Instant(ish) synthetic speech version – www.readthewords.com www.readthewords.com Subject specificity Delicious
Unlocking Potential Confidence and converts Staff confidence SimDis; WatchWords; AE1,2 Getting hold of alternative formats – www.publisherlookup.org.uk www.publisherlookup.org.uk User confidence Personalising views of knowledge (AE1) Referencing plug in for FireFox. Aspire CD for dyslexic learners Free and Portable AT from ScottishRSCs /TechDis
Unlocking Potential Further reading SCONUL publication Access for library users with disabilities: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publications/pubs/access_disabilities.pdf http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publications/pubs/access_disabilities.pdf See TechDis LRC section on main website http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=6_8 http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=6_8 See TechDis advice on alternative formats www.techdis.ac.uk/getaltformat www.techdis.ac.uk/getaltformat TechDis Accessibility Essentials series www.techdis.ac.uk/accessibilityessentials www.techdis.ac.uk/accessibilityessentials email@example.com Translates the attached document into synthetic speech using an British English Text-to-Speech firstname.lastname@example.org www.readthewords.com – free web based text to speech service with downloadable mp3s.www.readthewords.com