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“So, you want me to read for my degree?”: a Universal Design for Learning approach to reading

Pittaway, Sarah ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6421-3871 and Malomo, Michelle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8455-2587 (2020) “So, you want me to read for my degree?”: a Universal Design for Learning approach to reading. In: UKSG webinar (in lieu of UKSG conference), 17 June 2020, Online. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It seems logical to those of us working in higher education that students need to read for their degrees. Yet both research and practical experience indicates this isn’t so obvious to students themselves. Even when students do understand the importance of reading, they may experience challenges in engaging with it, whether through physical or learning disabilities, or time-poverty (working long hours, commuting or care responsibilities).
Collaborative research undertaken between academic and library colleagues at the University of Worcester aims to explore these challenges. It utilises a Universal Design for Learning approach to enable all students to access reading materials in a variety of formats, using audiobooks, screenreaders and other accessibility tools.

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A pdf file of the PowerPoint presentation is available to download from this record. You can view a video recording of this webinar via the official URL (registration required).

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Universal Design for Learning, reading, degree
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Central Services > Library Services
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Depositing User: Sarah Pittaway
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 13:52
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9874

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