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Library Champions Disability Notes December 2021

  1. 1. ALISS DisabilityChampionsmeeting13th December2021- Rochelle Davis-Pretsell Introducedherselfasthe newBookshare RNIBteamleadertakingoverfromStaceyscott https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/our-team https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/ Bookshare collectionscontinuetogrowand she isaimingtoprovide uswithregularupdates Attendeeshadquestionsaboutregistration..The RNIBmodel isbasedona processwhere bythere isone administratorwhonominatesteacherswhothen nominate studentsandinthiswayeligibility ischecked.Many representedlarge librarieswithpotentiallymanyusersandwonderedif bulk uploadsof certaincategoriesof userswaspossible .woulditbe technicallyfeasible todoandif so would the rnibbe able to supportpotential massusage fromthese. In orderto surveythe processwherebystudentsare currentlyregisteredinlibrariesandpotential needsandnumbersHeatherwill workwithotherdelegatesfromthe OUto devise aquestionnaire that can be distributedduringDecember/Januarytoprovide insightintofuture needsandpotential areas forexploringforchange. Print disabledstudentproject MiddlesexUniversity. AdamEdwards gave a presentationon aprojectwhichhe undertookaspart of hiscontinuous improvementpractitionerprojectatMiddlesex university Slidesandchecklistcanbe suppliedonrequest The projectexaminedhowhe mightimprove the libraryexperienceforprintdisabled students.The problemidentifiedwaslowtake upof the specialistlibraryserviceofferedtoprintdisabledservice inparticular121 supportfromlibrarianswhichcouldpotentialimproveretentionandsuccessrates.. Afterreviewingprocessesakeyoutcome wastoproduce a checklistof whatlibrariansshoulddiscuss and coverin121 withdisabledstudents.A monitoringspreadsheetof contactswithstudentswas createdwhichrecordedcontacts. A spinoff projectwasthat feedbackfromstudents statedthatthe processof recordingitissueswas difficultsoascreenreaderstestinggroupwassetup.Library searchebookaccessisueswere reportedtothe supplier. BeverleyDelaneyfromthe OpenUniversity Reportedonrecentprojectsover21 %of OU studentshave a registereddisability.Thisequalsover 36,000 in October2021. Theyhave a detailedprogrammeof 4 stepauditingof databasesinhouse. Theyare goingto undertake surveysandreviewsodscanningprocessesinhouse andinother institutionsin2022. Survey on systemadjustments Jo TaplinGreenandHeatherare goingto conducta surveyonlistsof libraryadjustmentsto borrowingfordisabledstudentsandwill reportbackin2022 The nextmeeting Springterm2022 Contact addressh.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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