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Library Champions for Disability
Carol Regulski
Accessible Formats Service
kafs@kcl.ac.uk
• 6 Libraries, plus Special Collections and Archives
• Commitment to excellent customer care
• Inclusive facilities
• Cons...
• Easy access to buildings
• Accessible toilets
• Induction loops
• Deaf alerters
Physical access
• Accessible workspaces in libraries and student computing
rooms
• Assistive software on all PCs
Equipment (1)
• Document holders and writing slopes
• Lockers
• Foot rests
• Trolleys
• Video magnifiers
Equipment (2)
• Dragon Naturally Speaking
• JAWS
• ZoomText
• Book-edge scanner
• Dedicated printer
Assistive technology rooms
Services
• Book collection service
• Proxy access
• One-week loan items automatically extended to two weeks
• Free inter-l...
Accessible formats service
• Customers identified by Disability Advisory Service (DAS)
• Focus on core/essential reading
•...
Training for Disabled Students
• Most training provided by DAS
– Assistive Software Workshops
– Drop-in sessions
– Study s...
Library Staff Training
• Occasional Training Hour sessions for all staff
• Support for relevant CpD25 courses etc
• AF tea...
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Library Champions for Disability Carol Regulski Accessible Formats service Kings College London Presentation at Library Champions for Disability Forum 30th June 2016

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  1. 1. Library Champions for Disability Carol Regulski Accessible Formats Service kafs@kcl.ac.uk
  2. 2. • 6 Libraries, plus Special Collections and Archives • Commitment to excellent customer care • Inclusive facilities • Consistency across service Background
  3. 3. • Easy access to buildings • Accessible toilets • Induction loops • Deaf alerters Physical access
  4. 4. • Accessible workspaces in libraries and student computing rooms • Assistive software on all PCs Equipment (1)
  5. 5. • Document holders and writing slopes • Lockers • Foot rests • Trolleys • Video magnifiers Equipment (2)
  6. 6. • Dragon Naturally Speaking • JAWS • ZoomText • Book-edge scanner • Dedicated printer Assistive technology rooms
  7. 7. Services • Book collection service • Proxy access • One-week loan items automatically extended to two weeks • Free inter-library loans • Guide and web pages for library users with disabilities • Disability site contacts and dedicated email address
  8. 8. Accessible formats service • Customers identified by Disability Advisory Service (DAS) • Focus on core/essential reading • Obtain electronic files of non-accessible reading from publishers where possible • Convert files or scan print as necessary • Service tailored to needs of student
  9. 9. Training for Disabled Students • Most training provided by DAS – Assistive Software Workshops – Drop-in sessions – Study skills for those with a specific learning difficulty • Accessible Formats & Screen-reading Workshops (shared with DAS)
  10. 10. Library Staff Training • Occasional Training Hour sessions for all staff • Support for relevant CpD25 courses etc • AF team trained to create accessible formats • Online ITQ course in Accessible IT

Library Champions for Disability Carol Regulski Accessible Formats service Kings College London Presentation at Library Champions for Disability Forum 30th June 2016

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