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This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers with no travelling required. This is a free webinar - Please note that advance registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to the recording after the session.

When

December 04 2020 - 14:00
to
December 04 2020 - 15:00

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event

It’s hard to imagine our life without digital technology – at the click of a mouse or touch of a screen, the world is at our fingertips – that is, if you can control a mouse… and see the screen… and hear the audio.

This session will explore what a university press and a library are doing to support the needs of all researchers regardless of their ability. How do students with disabilities access and read academic research materials – what tools do they use and what challenges do they face? How can a publisher incorporate digital accessibility into everyday processes? How does a library help patrons with accessibility requirements?

 

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Speakers

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James Carr

Programme Manager, Cambridge University Press

 

As a Programme Manager for the Academic division of Cambridge University Press, James' primary goal is to ensure online courses are designed, developed and delivered in way that fully optimises the learning experience. Digital accessibility is core to James' role and he strives to ensure that all users, regardless of ability, should share the same experience when accessing resources online. He is IAAP Certified Web Accessibility Specialist and co-leads the Cambridge University Press Digital Accessibility Champions network.

 

 

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Beverley Delaney

E-Content Advisor, Open University

 

Beverley Delaney, is an E-Content Advisor at the OU Library and Co-Operational Lead for Accessibility in the Library.

 

 

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Julie Elsden

Front End Developer, Cambridge University Press

 

Julie has been working in the areas of User Experience and front end development at Cambridge University Press for the past 12 years. She’s passionate about delivering websites, products and services that anyone can use — including elderly and people with sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities. She is IAAP Certified Web Accessibility Specialist and co-leads the Cambridge University Press Digital Accessibility Champions network.

 

 

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Khadija Raza

Graduate, Royal Holloway University

 

Khadija Raza is a severely sight impaired university graduate. She lost the majority of her sight throughout her teenage years. This impacted her education, amongst other things. Throughout her sight loss journey, she has used a variety of technology-based solutions to improve her access to her studies. Now she campaigns to promote the needs and rights of visually impaired people in the UK. 

Learning outcomes

  • What is digital accessibility?
  • Why digital accessibility is important?
  • The main obstacles for students and researchers accessing academic materials
  • How publishers and libraries can help

Subject level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.

Registration

This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike - Please note that advance registration is required.

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Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will send you a link to a recording of the webinar after the event. If you have already registered and are subsequently unable to attend, please do not cancel your registration - only active registrations will receive the recording in a follow-up e-mail.

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Accessibility

UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.  Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides are as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this webinar, we welcome you to contact Samira Koelle.

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Contact

This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike - Please note that advance registration is required.

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Cancellations

If you have already registered and are subsequently unable to attend, please do not cancel your registration - only active registrations will receive the recording in a follow-up e-mail.

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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