Sensory spaces in libraries (Hosted online by ALN Enabling Group)

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About this event

Date: Tuesday 28th June 2022
Time: 2.00 - 4.00pm

This event will focus on the use of sensory spaces in academic libraries, with a particular interest in how these might support autistic students, but also as a way of making library spaces more inclusive for a wider group of neurodiverse people, those with mental health difficulties, or with sensory issues.

Programme of Events

14:00-14:05: Welcome and Introductions

14:05-14:30: ‘The Trinity Sensory Processing Project’ (Dr Kieran Lewis, Occupational Therapy Supports Manager, Trinity College Dublin Disability Service and Ms. Geraldine Fitzgerald, Assistant Librarian, Library, Trinity College Dublin)

14:30-14:50: ‘Brunel University’s Sensory Room: helping students’ wellbeing’ (Pankaj Joshi, Mental Health Advisor and Sophie Pesticcio SpLD Advisor, Brunel University, London)

14:50-15:00 Break

15:00-15:15: ‘Sensory environments: products and services’ (Peter Tidmarsh, Multi-Sensory Environments)

15:15-15:30: ‘‘Meeting sensory needs in study spaces’ (Angela North, Disability Services Manager, University of Bradford)

15:30-15:45: 'The challenges of sensory spaces in academic encvironments' (Alice Bennett, IT Accessibility Support Specialist, Digital Scholarship & Engagement Team, Library, Archives and Learning Services, University of York)

15:45-16:00: Closing Discussion