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Dr Carol Regulski
Senior Accessible Formats Assistant
Library Services
Maughan Library
King's College London
gave a presentation to ALISS Disability champions meeting on training at KCL London

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  1. 1. Accessibility Training Carol Regulski carol.regulski@kcl.ac.uk
  2. 2. Disability Advisory Service (DAS) • Study skills for students with specific learning difficulties • Productivity workshops & drop-in sessions • Introduction to Dragon Naturally Speaking • 1-2-1 training on specialist software (JAWS, ZoomText etc)
  3. 3. Joint Venture with DAS • Secrets of the PDF (me) • Using ABBYY FineReader to create alternative formats (me) • Listening to files with Read & Write, creating MP3 files (DAS) • Overview of other assistive software (DAS)
  4. 4. Secrets of the PDF (1) • Different file types • How to recognise an image PDF file • Other scanned PDF files • Benefits of PDF/UA
  5. 5. Secrets of the PDF (2) • Changing font & background colours on screen • Reflowing large font sizes on screen • Using ‘Read Out Loud’ to listen to text • Changing voice settings • Printing/saving to other formats
  6. 6. ABBYY FineReader 12.0 • How to convert PDF or other image to Word • How to scan to Word • How to use Kodak i2900 scanner • Scan/convert to other formats (PDF, Excel, EPUB, html, Kindle) • Copyright
  7. 7. Library Staff Training (1) • Weekly training hours for all staff • At least two sessions per year dedicated to disability-related issues • DAS contribute general advice on types of disability, strategies for supporting students etc
  8. 8. Library Staff Training (2) • Why is accessibility important and who benefits? • Creating accessible Word documents • Creating accessible PDF files • Using ABBYY FineReader 12
  9. 9. Forthcoming Attractions • SensusAccess • Strategies for listening to text? • Things students don’t know about iPads? • Portable apps?
  • AnnushkaDonin

    Dec. 12, 2016

Dr Carol Regulski Senior Accessible Formats Assistant Library Services Maughan Library King's College London gave a presentation to ALISS Disability champions meeting on training at KCL London

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