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Andy McMahon & Anna Symeonides' presentation from Developments in Accessible Content, joint LibTech and Inclusion in e-Learning forum, held at Perth College, Thu 17 Oct, 2013.

Andy McMahon & Anna Symeonides' presentation from Developments in Accessible Content, joint LibTech and Inclusion in e-Learning forum, held at Perth College, Thu 17 Oct, 2013.

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  • Practical guidance using assistive technology to access resources within a reasonable time – 100 tabs to click next page <br />
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  • I have listed the process but it is long and administrative, and we have costed it to be £50per book in admin <br />
  • Practical guidance using assistive technology to access resources within a reasonable time – 100 tabs to click next page <br />
  • Practical guidance using assistive technology to access resources within a reasonable time – 100 tabs to click next page <br />
  • Practical guidance using assistive technology to access resources within a reasonable time – 100 tabs to click next page <br />
  • Passed –pre 2011 SFE SAAS Charities Internal Charges <br /> Present - Premium funding (Scotland), Core funding, RNIB, No provision, Other <br /> Future ? <br />

Accessible Book provision at Dundee University Accessible Book provision at Dundee University Presentation Transcript

  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… 1
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Accessible Book provision at Dundee? Andy McMahon & Anna Symeonides 2
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Current Provision & Costs • Aim to deliver materials in a cost effective way, within a reasonable time scale • 4 methods/stages of obtaining books with varying costs and time scales 3
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… DUNDEE’S APPROACH A quick run through of how we provide alternative formats for our students highlighting costs as we go through 4
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 1 – Check our online book collection Generally found to be mixed accessibility levels and difficult to use Time required for specialist to test access and train disabled individuals to gain access If accessible and guidance is available on how to access with assistive technology Cost ≈£10,000 per annum ≈£0 per annum 5
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Stage 1 - Online book evaluation 6
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Stage 1 – Assuming all books available from accessible e-book subscription 7
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 2 – Source Commercial Availability • iBooks (≈£30 per book) • Kindle books (≈£30 per book) • RNIB books (≈£80 per annum) 8
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… iPad Mini & VLE Delivery • We can lend 1 iPad mini, per person – with books pre loaded to comply with copyright • iPod for Blind Students • VoiceOver for Text2Speech for reading out material • iBooks & Kindle apps have the ability to enlarge text • PDF documents • my.dundee.ac.uk – the University of Dundee’s online Virtual Learning Environment is used to store books and grant access to people who are authorised 9
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Stage 2 -Assuming all books are commercially available & accessible 10
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 3 - Request source PDF from the publisher 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. www.publisherlookup.org.uk/ Email & ask publisher yes/no/no-reply Agree to terms and conditions and return form Receive instructions on how to access book, Download Book (or wait for CD) Comply and implement T&C’s Deliver book to the student via my.dundee.ac.uk If the book is a structured PDF and accessible we calculate it costs £50 in admin and compliance time. (We estimate publisher cost must be similar or more) In-accessible formats or delayed response from publishers see DIY costs (stage 4) 11
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Stage 3 -Costs if standard T&Cs are adopted by all publishers 12
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 4a – In House Production Option ‘A’ – Fully accessible book via flat bed scanner (opticBook & abbyy Finereader) Cost Salary(s) - ≈£35,000 Equipment and operational cost ≈£16,000 Novel type book ≈ 3 minutes per page@ £10 per hour (Workers and/or volunteers) Scientific/academic type book ≈ 6-10 minutes per page@ £10 per hour (Workers and/or volunteers) £0.50 per page £1.66 per page 13
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 4b – In House Production Option ‘B’ – Duplex scanner & auto OCR (no errors correction) Cost Salary(s) - ≈£35,000 Equipment and operational cost ≈£16,000 Book ≈ 9 seconds per page. 50+ pages to be cost effective Correction on request for text, Diagrams, images, tables 2.5p per page £1.66 per page 14
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… STAGE 4c – Out Source Option ‘C’ – Outsource work Cost Salary(s) – coordination costs ≈£13,500 Outsource book ≈£10.75 per page NB: 400 page academic book (printed version), £4300 outsource costs, £560 internal costs 15
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… ANNUAL COST – MIXED PROVISION 16
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Internal production costs 2011/2012 • ≈ £50,000,( ≈£124,000 if outsourced) • 7 students with mixed provision, requirements and different course demands 17
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Costs as they are now 18
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… A free cuddly toy? we will be switching provider to reduce costs 19
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Some Suggested Solutions • When procuring online e-book resources, accessibility is essential. It is not enough to trust a generic statement about accessibility from the supplier. Ask for case studies and evidence. • Staff = Costs, it is cheaper to procure an iPad mini and a digital copy of a e-book • ePub3 format has accessibility options of DAISY • Encourage publishers to adopt standard terms & conditions when requesting books 20
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… The End 21
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Notes • Additional information 22
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… New report • Detailed report into how 4 Scottish universities provide material • http://www.ecu.ac.uk/publications/digitisation-andreformatting-scottish-he 23
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Timeline of funding & provision 24
  • How would a visually impaired person read….. would a visually impaired person read… Contact Details • Andy McMahon – – – – Twitter: Email: Tel: Web: @at_andy a.z.mcmahon@dundee.ac.uk 01382 388787 blog.Dundee.ac.uk/altformats/ • Anna Symeonides – a.y.symeonides@Dundee.ac.uk – Web: blog.Dundee.ac.uk/altformats/ – Tel: 01382 388744 25