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Using Student Feedback To Assess Accessible Library Spaces And Services, Teressa M. Keenan, Wendy Walker Aug 2020

Using Student Feedback To Assess Accessible Library Spaces And Services, Teressa M. Keenan, Wendy Walker

Mansfield Library Faculty Publications

Presentation slides from a webinar present on August 14, 2020.

In 2018 we were awarded a small grant to gather and assess student feedback regarding an accessible technology room in the library. Survey and student focus group data provided guidance for a number of physical and technology-related changes that were subsequently applied to the accessible technology room. In 2019 we were awarded another small grant to collect additional student feedback to help us evaluate the success of those upgrades and to help us determine what additional changes might be needed to make this space an optimally active and accessible research ...


Best Practices: Accessibility & Equity For E-Learning Content, Mary R. Elmquist, R.C. Miessler Jul 2020

Best Practices: Accessibility & Equity For E-Learning Content, Mary R. Elmquist, R.C. Miessler

All Musselman Library Staff Works

When creating digital objects for use in teaching, instructors have an opportunity to expand the usability of their materials by adding accessibility features. This session presents a broad definition of accessibility, explains why it is important for instructors to consider accessibility as they create digital teaching materials, and describes some strategies and best practices for adding accessibility to digital learning objects.


Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger Nov 2019

Towards An Accessible Library, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

  • Why Accessibility?
  • What is Accessibility?
    • Legislation
    • Accommodation vs Accessibility
    • Shifting to a proactive approach
  • Principles of Accessibility
  • Print Disabilities
    • What constitutes a print disability?
  • How to Increase Accessible Service
    • Barriers
    • Making a daily commitment
  • Tips for Daily Interactions
  • All together to Prevent New Barriers
  • Open Q&A


Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte May 2019

Towards High-Empathy Hiring: Implementing Leading Practices For More Inclusive Recruitment, Sarah Beaubien, Annie Bélanger, Scott Ayotte

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience, meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy to applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, collaborating with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, we have made changes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes.


Increasing Quality Of Life For Rural Residents, Erin J. Brawner Apr 2019

Increasing Quality Of Life For Rural Residents, Erin J. Brawner

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Quality of Life (QOL) is a complex construct. The purpose of this study was to explore potential correlates with rural residents’ perceived QOL to promote an increase in the QOL of rural residents. This quantitative study explored questions regarding possible correlations between QOL and sense of community and QOL and accessibility of community resources, as well as explored what type of resource participants viewed as the most difficult to access. Participants included 199 adults residing in one of three selected, mostly-rural counties in Illinois, Indiana, or Michigan. A survey was administered via SurveyMonkey, mailed questionnaire, or in-person via paper-pencil completion ...


2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger Apr 2019

2019 Accessibility Roundtable Customer Service Planning, Annie Bélanger

Presentations

Accessibility permeates all aspects of our public-facing work. Being accessible is in every aspect of workflow development and application for user services and support. Many more than the manager are involved in the development and application of our guidelines, practices and procedures. It is everyone’s responsibility.

The session covered:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Accessible Customer Service
    • Leading Practices
    • Practical approaches to delivery
    • Planning with Accessibility in Mind
    • Resources to learn more about accessibility in libraries

The session is premised on goal of accessibility, or moving beyond compliance. As such, accessible means that a person with a disability is afforded the ...


Making Scholarship Accessible In The Csu Press, Jacqueline Radebaugh, Julie Caulder Oct 2018

Making Scholarship Accessible In The Csu Press, Jacqueline Radebaugh, Julie Caulder

Faculty Bibliography

Describes the ways that Columbus State University staff has made the CSU ePress accessible to people with disabilities. Technologies used are described, along with future plans and aspirations.


Accessibility: Electronic And Information Technologies (Eit), Wendy Walker, Teressa M. Keenan Apr 2016

Accessibility: Electronic And Information Technologies (Eit), Wendy Walker, Teressa M. Keenan

Mansfield Library Faculty Publications

In 2014, the President of the University of Montana (UM) signed a resolution agreement with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights regarding the accessibility of electronic and information technology (EIT) at UM. Since that time, we have been learning about accessibility and accessible technologies and have investigated the accessibility of EIT-based services at the Mansfield Library. We will share what we have learned about EIT accessibility; key results from our assessment of CONTENTdm; and a new cataloging initiative that improves the discoverability of accessible materials in library collections.


Library Services For Persons With Disabilities: 20th Anniversary Update, Christine Willis May 2011

Library Services For Persons With Disabilities: 20th Anniversary Update, Christine Willis

Christine Willis

Objective:  In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this survey is to update the progress and reflect the status of library services for people with disabilities since the Nelson study in 1995.  This survey will address the major advances in technology as well as physical access in academic health science libraries for people with disabilities.
Method:  A survey was compiled of original questions from Patricia Nelson's work published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association in 1996.  Additional questions were added to the survey regarding the accessibility of technological changes which have occurred ...


The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren Jun 2010

The Brief Wondrous Life Of The Syracuse Kindle, Melinda Dermody, Suzanne Preate, Nancy Turner, Scott Warren

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

In the fall 2009 semester, the Syracuse University Library launched a pilot program to test two Kindle DX e-book readers as content delivery devices. The pilot objectives included exploring additional options for access to curricular resources that are cost-prohibitive and frequently requested by library users, testing a new technology, i.e., Kindle DX, for delivery of ebooks, gauging user reactions to e-book readers, and using Kindle statistics and user feedback to develop or modify services and technologies. Through the pilot, the Library gained practical experience with a new technology and attempted to determine whether an e-book reader loan program would ...