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1 Unlocking Potential Joining it up and checking it out Embedding good practice and measuring progress

2 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.

3 Unlocking Potential Checklists or creative compromises?

4 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.

5 Unlocking Potential The informal knowledge economy Attractions Portability Home. Work. College. Uni. Desktop. Laptop. Mobile. Manipulability Copy, paste, edit. Shareability . USB. Facebook. Variety Text. Images. Video. Audio. Risks Provenance Bias. Accuracy. Quality Depth. Breadth. Level Source Referencing. Licensing.

6 Unlocking Potential Reclaiming libraries

7 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

8 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 – Subject specificity Delicious

9 Unlocking Potential Tracking and trails NLN materials, Externally Q-Ad collections - Intute, SCRAN, BUBL Internally Q-Ad – videojug, youtube, podcasts (Naked Scientist) E-text resources. Mobile resources - MoleShare

10 Unlocking Potential Confidence and converts Staff confidence SimDis; WatchWords; AE1,2 Getting hold of alternative formats – User confidence Personalising views of knowledge (AE1) Referencing plug in for FireFox. Aspire CD for dyslexic learners Free and Portable AT from ScottishRSCs /TechDis

11 Unlocking Potential Further reading SCONUL publication Access for library users with disabilities: See TechDis LRC section on main website See TechDis advice on alternative formats TechDis Accessibility Essentials series Translates the attached document into synthetic speech using an British English Text-to-Speech – free web based text to speech service with downloadable mp3s.www.readthewords.com


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