At 9am this morning fifty-six Crane Library volunteers commenced a 24-hour non-stop course material narration session in an effort to complete all fall-term audio requests for students with print disabilities.
During the narrate-a-thon, volunteers will bond over their shared passion for narration as they read a variety of material including Geography, History and Law texts. One dedicated volunteer has even signed up for a 10-hour shift!
Crane Library, part of UBC Access and Diversity, creates audio-recorded materials for students and faculty with print disabilities. In the past year 110 volunteer narrators recorded 3,258 audio hours, completing 327 requests for our students and faculty. For students with a print disability, access to this material is critical for staying on top of their course work.