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MANIL 2012 - Devon Libraries | 17 May 2012
Devon have agreed an itinerary for both Devon In Sight and Action for Blind People to be jointly available at several libraries during MANIL. Abigail Jones from ABP and Ben Gavan from Devon In Sight will be demonstrating accessible technology and promoting their respective services. Library staff will also attend at least some of the sessions to go through "Your Reading Choices" with customers.
Monday 11th June 10-12noon The Hayridge, Cullompton
Monday 11th June 2pm-4pm Exeter Central Library
Thursday 14th June 10am-12noon Kingsbridge Library
Thursday 14th June 2pm-4pm Tavistock Library.
MANIL 2012 - Southend Libraries | 17 May 2012
Southend Libraries have put together an exciting programme of free events to tie in with this year’s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight (MANIL) which runs from 11 - 24 June 2012. They have also issued a press release with further info.
MANIL 2012 - Dudley Libraries | 17 May 2012
Dudley have organised a programme of information events.
They have also organised a training session for staff from their Vision support team, and have organised a visit from a poet to do a performance workshop at a visually impaired day centre.
Libraries will also be supporting with MANIL posters and bookmarks with talking books and large print in an area of the library away from the usual area where they are shelved to raise awareness.
Nominations for Jodi Awards 2011 now open | 22 June 2011
Have you been working on a project which uses digital media to widen access to information, collections and learning for disabled people? If so, we would like to hear about your project.
Nominations for the Jodi Awards are now open (until 21 September).
The Jodi Awards celebrate practice that inspires locally, nationally or internationally. They are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage venues which use digital technology to provide a shared experience for disabled people.
The UK Jodi Awards 2011 will be given on 1 December at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales. A seminar about digital inclusion for disabled people will be held during the day.
The International Jodi Awards 2011 will be given on 8 December at the International DISH 2011(Digital Strategies for Heritage) Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
More information about the Jodi Awards and new content about cultural rights policy on the Jodi Mattes Trust website.
Libraries Change Lives Award 2011 Finalists announced | 8 June 2011
1. The NEALIS project (North East Accessible Library and Information Services)
Providing improving library, information and reading services to blind and partially sighted people throughout North East England, this is a wide ranging partnership project across a variety of organisations including 12 public library authorities, and is endorsed by the Society of Chief Librarians and Share the Vision Six Steps pledge.
2. Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults With Learning Disabilities (Kent Libraries and Archives)
An innovative project that welcomes adults with learning disabilities into libraries and works with them to develop services that meet their needs, and help them to lead more active lives in their communities.
3. Our Tyneside & The History Club (Newcastle City Libraries)
A pioneering partnership that engages adults with learning difficulties with their local heritage and family histories through practical, skill-developing activities, guided tours and talks in a safe and friendly environment.
Further info and links to the videos of the three finalists on the CILIP website.
“A Big Idea for a Big Society: equitable access to reading for blind and partially sighted people” | 8 December 2010
Important article by Rob Froud, looking at the prospects for blind and partially-sighted people within the Big Society, and calling for a firmer grip on leadership to enable real steps towards equality to be taken.
Jodi Awards 2010 | 2 December 2010
The winners and commended pieces of work were announced yesterday.
Winner Digital Access Online: Historic Royal Palaces, British Sign Language visitor information
Winner Digital Access for People with a Learning Disability: British Dental Association Museum,a Medicine at the Movies project
Commendation for Digital Access for People with a Learning Disability: Inclusive Communication Essex
Commendation for Digital Access onsite: Medicine at the Movies, a partnership of six museums, including the Thackray Museum, the British Dental Association Museum and the George Marshall Medical Museum.
Full details are on the Jodi Awards website.
"Your Reading Choices" | 9 June 2010
Your Reading Choices is part of Reading Sight, a joint project between RNIB, Share the Vision, The Society of Chief Librarians and supported by the Ulverscroft Foundation. We are all too aware of the limited choice of reading in alternative formats. At the same time as supporting Right to Read and any other ways to create awareness and lobby for this to change we need to find ways to help people make the best of the current situation.
Your Reading Choices will be launched on 15 June at the RNIB National Library Service as part of Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight.
Martha Lane Fox to present Jodi Awards 2009 | 27 August 2009
Martha Lane Fox, Champion for Digital Inclusion, will present the 2009 Jodi Awards on December 2 at the Sackler Centre, V&A Museum, London. Martha’s aim with Digital Inclusion is to promote technology to help people’s lives and life opportunities.
Further info from: Marcus Weisen, Director, Jodi Awards. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jodi Award 2009 - reminder of call for nominations | 16 July 2009
Nominations are now being sought for the Jodi Awards 2009. The awards are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives, arts organisations and heritage venues that use digital technology to widen access to information, collections learning and creativity for disabled people.
The closing date is Friday 25 September 2009.
Further info on the Culture24 website.