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Survey Survey results are in!

At our last online coffee morning, members expressed a serious interest in finding out what accessibility services were commonly provided in libraries to help them benchmark existing services or put together a business case for new accessibility funding.

We have heard from 27 members across the consortium and are delighted to present the findings in this CLAUD accessibility survey report.

Coffee and computerCoffee morning success

We hope everyone who had the chance to join our first virtual coffee morning enjoyed themselves.  The feedback was universally positive, with every attendee agreeing that it was good to have the opportunity to share best practice.

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Person completing paper surveyWatch out for the survey!

We realised at our recent virtual coffee morning that there was a need for librarians to find out how other libraries were adapting to the pandemic and in particular how they were managing to support continued accessibility and inclusion during lockdown to provide evidence to support local business case proposals.  In response, we are preparing a short survey for all our members, the results of which we will publish to our website as soon as its ready.  Watch your inboxes!

"Updates" spelled out in Scrabble lettersLatest new resources

We’ve added two new resources to the Resources page today: a link to the Sensus Access format conversion platform, an alternative to RoboBraille, and a brand new LIS Masters dissertation reviewing the approaches that librarians have used to accommodate and serve visually impaired clients.
As always, please take care of yourselves and stay safe!