A Cilip CDEG professional development day
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This professional development day will consider support for a range of hidden disabilities including:
- autism, aspergers
- dyslexia, dyspraxia
- hearing impairment, visual impairment
- mental health and illness, anxiety & depression
- chronic conditions eg. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
The day will include a tour of the University Library and its social learning spaces, refurbished in 2014.
Who should attend?
All staff who support library users including library, ILT and IT staff, from all sectors (HE, FE, school, public, special)
10.00 – 10.30
Arrival & coffee
10.30 – 10.40
START. Welcome to Portsmouth. Housekeeping notes
10.40 – 11.00
Session 1: Introduction & icebreaker activity sharing disability disclosure and data protection procedures
11.00 – 11.25
Session 2: Supporting users with chronic conditions eg. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Sally Callow, University Library. http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2015/01/9783/
11.25 – 11.40
11.40 – 12.05
Session 3: Supporting customers with visual impairments in public libraries. David Percival, Learning and Engagement Manager,Library and Archive Services, Portsmouth City Council.
12.05 – 12.30
Session 4: Supporting users with autism & Aspergers syndrome. Alex Walker, Autism Hampshire http://www.autismhampshire.org.uk & University of Portsmouth Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)
12.30 – 12.55
Session 5: Digital accessibility: EA Draffen, Southampton University School of Electronics and Computer Science. http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk
12.55 – 13.55
Display from assistive technology vendor Keytools. Literature table (e.g. supplier catalogues, articles on library anxiety, the view on disability support from an FE college).
13.55 – 14.20
Session 6: LIBRARY TOUR Colour coding.Roaming. Led by Annushka Donin, University Library
14.20 – 14.45
Session 7: Hidden disabilities and hidden solutions: tools to make support more mainstream.
Alistair McNaught, JISC Subject Specialist (acessibility and inclusion) https://www.jisc.ac.uk/staff/alistair-mcnaught
14.45 - 15.20
1500 - 1530 pm Session 8: Supporting users with mental health and illness:anxiety and depression; bibliotherapy. Rebecca Dickinson, Counsellor, University of Portsmouth.
15.20 – 15.50
Tea and plenary