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Creating accessible library materials at Dundee College

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Presentation by Abi Mawhirt, Senior Learning Hub Assistant at the Developments in accessible content, joint LibTech and Inclusion in e-Learning forum, Perth College, Thu 17 Oct, 2013.

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Creating accessible library materials at Dundee College

  1. 1. Creating accessible library materials at Dundee College Abi Mawhirt, Senior Learning Hub Assistant
  2. 2. Why are we creating accessible materials? Who can or will use the materials? What exactly are the materials? How did we make them?
  3. 3. Why: College Values Respect show respect for the needs and views of every individual through our communications and actions Innovation take responsibility to find solutions to problems and empower others to do the same Future Focus contribute to a learning environment which is effective in preparing learners for the future and which supports them in achieving their ambitions Quality demonstrate a commitment to continual quality enhancement in all aspects of the learner experience
  4. 4. Why: Equality Act 2010 We must make reasonable adjustments
  5. 5. Who: Student Support Requests 2011-12 2012-13 Students identifying a support need: Those who noted a support need on their application form for college 950 985 Final number of students supported: Group 18 students are removed as they are supported elsewhere in the college, as are students who have a support need but do not want any assistance, those who withdraw from studies etc. 458 474
  6. 6. Who: Everybody © Microsoft
  7. 7. What What: Materials A5 hard copy Online Wimba Files A4 Printable PDFs Plain Text Files This guide is available in other formats. Contact learninghub@dundeecollege.ac.uk for more information. You may use this material under the CC licence shown.
  8. 8. What What: Materials A5 hard copy Online Wimba Files A4 Printable PDFs Plain Text Files
  9. 9. What What: Materials A5 hard copy Online Wimba Files A4 Printable PDFs Plain Text Files
  10. 10. What What: Materials A5 hard copy Online Wimba Files A4 Printable PDFs Plain Text Files
  11. 11. What: Moodle Course
  12. 12. What: Screen Capture Videos and Podcast Screen Captures: • Created using Camtasia • Cover procedural tasks like renew online, login to ebooks etc. • Include subtitles Podcast: • Generic information • Benefit from album-quality recording studio at Gardyne campus, but important not to get hung up on ‘perfection’ Free apps and tools can deliver suitable results.
  13. 13. What: Access Apps Available on all College networked computers as a result of the award-winning PADDI Project, in conjunction with JISC and SLIC.
  14. 14. How: Content First Steps to creation: • Draft content Create the basis of the material • Share content Liaise with other departments on the content, i.e. curriculum teams, supported learning, guidance, IT etc. • Proof content Once approved, go over the content carefully and look for ways to improve wording – clarity extremely important • Format content The easy bit! Copy and paste your content and fiddle with formatting to make any number of differentiated versions
  15. 15. How: Software Used Microsoft Office Publisher in particular – enhanced desk top publishing Function to create PDFs Wimba Create: http://www.wimba.com/products/wimba_create Microsoft Word plugin Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html or Jing: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  16. 16. What Next? Podcast: • 4 ½ minutes long too long? • Create shorter sound snippets, variety of topics Guides: • Constantly reviewing • More topics, as many formats • Advertising the variety of formats further – being explicit Video Guides and Tutorials: • Create online video tutorials and guides with subtitles • Provide information in a visual and friendly way
  17. 17. Contact and Useful Links Abi Mawhirt @abimawhirt Senior Learning Hub Assistant, Dundee College a.mawhirt@dundeecollege.ac.uk or 01382 834850 Learning Hub Help Moodle Course: https://moodle.dundeecollege.ac.uk/ Username: library_01 Password: Library_01 JISC Edu / Access Apps downloads: http://eduapps.org/?page_id=67

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