Tag: accessibility

Resolved: Main lift temporarily unavailable

Update 03.01.18 – The lift in the Atrium is now working normally and available for you to use.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. We regret the lift in the Library Atrium is currently out of order.  Lift engineers

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Atrium lift maintenance (Friday, 23 September 2016)

The lift in the Library atrium will be out of action on Friday 23 September for essential repairs.  The repairs should be completed within the day, and the lift should be operating normally again by Saturday.

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More than one way to read a book (journal, website…)

People vary widely in their aptitudes and preferred ways of working and the Library works to support people however they choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can help convert websites, documents and even photographs of printed text to mp3

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More than one way to read a book

Difficulties with text or print? Many people have some degree of difficulty working with large blocks of print but most are reluctant to ask what alternatives, tools and services are available to allow them to learn in a way that suits them

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Robobraille – text digitised and simplified

Robobraille has been mentioned before on Liblog but it is worth drawing out as a particularly good app for converting a picture of text into the real thing online. No, it is not intended to help you more easily copy and paste

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Temporary diversion

A signposted temporary diversion has been set up just to the side of the usual doors between the Atrium and Area 0A while the main doors are converted to automatic doors.  This work is being carried out to make the Library more easily accessible to

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New! Accessible workstations

We are delighted to have three new accessible workstations in the Library.  Easily adjustable desk heights and specialised software make these computers easier for some clients who might find a standard desk less suitable for their needs. Anyone may use

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How blind people use the iPhone 4S

TOTD was at a conference a while back when a blind student demonstrated how he used his iPhone – faster than many sighted people. Here’s a fascinating vidow of Tommy Edison, blind from birth doing something similar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0nvdiRdehw

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Usability of iPad Apps and Websites

Difficult to buy an iPad 2 in Portsmouth at present, but in the meantime, read about their usability in this free report by a usability guru: http://www.nngroup.com/reports/mobile/ipad/ It’s focussed on iPads but most of the usability would apply to all tablets.

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