Proposal of Improving Accessibility OF ALL USERS IN Petra Christian University Library

PROJECT PROPOSAL TO

UNITED BOARDS

PROJECT’S TITLE:

Improving Accessibility OF ALL USERS IN Petra Christian University Library

By:

Dr. Yusita Kusumarini S.Sn. M.Ds. NIP 00-046

Dian Wulandari, S.IIP. NIP: 95-014

Luciana Kristanto, S.T., M.T., NIP: 03-001

Gunawan Tanuwidjaja ST.MSc., NIP: 10-012

Sherly De Yong, S.Sn., M.T., NIP:10-020

PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

2015

 

I. Basic Information

Name of institution submitting the proposal Petra Christian University,

Jl. Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya 60236, Indonesia

Name of the institution’s head or other responsible senior administrator (with email address and phone number) Meilinda SS. MA.

Head of Bureau for Cooperation & Institutional Development

 

Name(s) of person(s) preparing the proposal (with email address and phone number) Dr. Yusita Kusumarini, S.Sn.

Email: yusita@petra.ac.id

Name of the designated liaison person for the United Board (with email address and phone number)
Name of the proposed project leader (with email address and phone number) Dr. Yusita Kusumarini, S.Sn.

Email: yusita@petra.ac.id

Title of proposal Improving Accessibility of All Users in Petra Christian University Library
Executive summary of the proposal (100 words) Learning environment had indirect impacts on student achievement, and one of the aspect it is the accessibility. University Library was an important for supporting the learning process. On the other hand, many users of Library @ Petra University found accessibility barrier when using it (including persons with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women as well as children).

All users human rights were found as equally important in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (including of persons with disability) (Hartley,S., et.all., 2011). And it would be facilitated with Universal design (Nasar,J.L., Evans-Cowley,J. ed..,2007).

Understanding the importance of the access for all in Library @ Petra, a Multi-disciplinary Team consisting Library Management, Interior and Architecture Lecturers were formed and the SERVICE LEARNING were redeveloped for all users including persons with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women, as well as children.

Total cost of project; total request for United Board support 9,346 USD

II. Full Narrative Proposal

 

Goals

  • To document the users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) of Petra Christian University
  • To propose a future plan for accessible library design in Petra Christian University
  • To propose User Assistance Corner (serving person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University Library
  • To improve the lighting and interior design in Library especially in all users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children)
  • To assist for people with disabilities, especially in adaptive technology and simple accommodation that would be developed in disability service corner
  • To conduct creative campaign for User Assistance in Library @ Petra Christian University

 

Period of the Project

June 2016 – July 2017

 

Leadership Team for the Project and Their Roles

Table 1. List of Lecturers, Courses and Number of Students

No Name and Academic Title Field of Expertise Course Taught Numbers of Students involved Faculty/ Program Study University
1 Dr. Yusita Kusumarini S.Sn. M.Ds. Sustainable Interior Design/ Universal Design Universal Interior Design 25 Faculty of Arts and Design (Dean)/ Interior Design Study Program
2 Sherly De Yong, S.Sn., M.T., Universal Design/ Crime Prevention Theory Design Faculty of Arts and Design/ Interior Design Study Program
3 Luciana Kristanto, S.T., M.T., NIP: 03-001 Building Science/ Lighting System Lighting System 120 Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning/ Architectural Study Program
4 Gunawan Tanuwidjaja ST. MSc. Architectural History and Theory / Inclusive Design/ Universal Design/ Evidence Based Design Inclusive Design (with Universal Design approach) 25 Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning/ Architectural Study Program
5 Dian Wulandari, S.IIP Library Management N/A only supported the Research part for Operational and Management of the Library Library @ Petra (Head)

 

Brief CVs of key personnel

 

Table 2. Description of Team Leader Capability

 

Name Dr. Yusita Kusumarini, S.Sn., M.Ds
Place, Date of Birth Surakarta-Indonesia, 30 October 1977
Institution Interior Design Department, Faculty of Art and Design, Petra Christian University, Indonesia
Current Position Dean, Faculty of Art and Design
Majoring Sustainable Design (Interior-Architecture) | Universal Design (Interior-Architecture)
E-mail     yusita@peter.petra.ac.id
Publications:
Journals

Yusita Kusumarini, Sherly de Yong, Diana Thamrin. 2012. Restroom Facilities of Malls in Surabaya: A universal Interior Design Applications. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences – SciVerse ScienceDirect 2012 no. 68 page 504-514.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sherly de Yong, Diana Thamrin. 2012. Signage System of Malls in Surabaya: Universal Interior Design Applications and Suggestions for Solution. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences – SciVerse ScienceDirect 2012 no. 68 page 515-525.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sherly de Yong, Diana Thamrin. 2012. Entrance and Circulation Facilities of Malls in Surabaya: A universal Interior Design Application. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences – SciVerse ScienceDirect 2012 no. 68 page 526-536.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sri Nastiti Nugrahani Ekasiwi, Muhammad Faqih. 2011. A Contextual Theory and Application of Eco-Interior In Indonesia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(11): 383-388, 2011.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sri Nastiti Nugrahani Ekasiwi, Muhammad Faqih. 2011. Sustainable Interior: A Holistic Approach of Eco-Socio- Econo Interior. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(12): 2176-2181, 2011.

Yusita Kusumarini dan Tri Noviyanto Puji Utomo. 2008. Pendekatan Desain Universal (Desain Inklusif) dalam Perancangan Interior. Evaluasi Karya Desain : Sayembara Internasional Desain Kamar Mandi “Accessible Restroom” 2007. ITB Journal of Visual Art and Design Vol.2 no.1. Bandung.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2007. Kajian Terapan Eko-Interior Pada Bangunan Berwawasan Lingkungan. Studi Objek: Rumah Tinggal Heinz Frick di Semarang, Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup di Seloliman Mojokerto, dan Perkantoran Graha Wonokoyo di Surabaya. ITB Journal of Visual Art and Design Vol.1 no.2. Bandung.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2006. Analisis Teks dan Kode Interior Gereja Karya Tadao Ando “Church of The Light” dan “Church on The Water”. Jurnal Dimensi Interior Vol.4 no.1 Juni 2006. Surabaya.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2005. Unsur Desain (Spesifik) Dalam Pembelajaran Dasar Desain Interior. Jurnal Dimensi Interior Vol.3 no.1 Juni 2005. Surabaya.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2004. Multi Pendekatan Desain Menuju Optimalisasi Desain (Interior). Jurnal Dimensi Interior Vol.2 no.2 Desember 2004. Surabaya.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2004. Berpikir Lateral dalam Pembelajaran Desain. Jurnal Dimensi Interior Vol.2 no.1 Juni 2004. Surabaya. Yusita Kusumarini. 2003. Eko-Interior Dalam Pendekatan Perancangan Interior.J urnal Dimensi Interior Vol.1 no.2 Desember 2003. Surabaya.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2003 Ruang sebagai Media Ekspresi dan Apresiasi. Jurnal Dimensi Interior Vol.1 no.1 June 2003. Surabaya.

Conference Papers:

Y.           Kusumarini, P. Mintarga, T.N. Puji Utomo. 2014. From Building Construction Waste into A House of Creativity: A Case of Adapted Reuse. International Conference: Eco-Architecture. 24 – 26 September, Siena, Italy.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sri Nastiti Nugrahani Ekasiwi, Muhammad Faqih. 2011. Sustainable Interior in Creative Industry: The Interconnection and Its Consequences. International Conference on Creative Industry 2011 “Sustainable Design in Creative Industry Towards Better Human Life. March 10. Denpasar-Bali.

 

 

Conference Papers:

Budi Isdianto, Yusita Kusumarini, Tri Noviyanto Puji Utomo. 2011. Creative: A New Spirit Towards A Better living. International Conference on Creative Industry 2011 “Sustainable Design in Creative Industry Towards Better Human Life. March 10.Denpasar-Bali.

Yusita Kusumarini, Sri Nastiti Nugrahani Ekasiwi, Tri Noviyanto Puji Utomo. 2010. The Implementation of Universal Design Principles Towards A Sustainable Interior. The 3rd International Conference for Universal. October 30 – November 3. Hamamatsu-Japan: ACT City.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2009. Energy and Behaviour in Term of Interior Design. National Seminar on Applied Technology, Science, and Arts. December 22. Surabaya: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2009. Studi Terapan Eko-Interior Kontekstual dengan Metode DCBA. Seminar Nasional Penelitian Arsitektur, Metode dan Penerapannya. 16 Mei. Semarang: Universitas Diponegoro.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2009. Sustainability dan Inclusivity: Multi Pendekatan Desain Berorientasi Manusia-Ruang-Lingkungan. Diskusi Nasional Arsitek Sastra-Matra, Multi Dimensional Architects.9 Juni. Semarang: Universitas Diponegoro.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2009. Desain Interior: Strategi Terapan Ruang Pembentuk Perilaku Efisiensi Energi. Seminar Nasional Lingkungan Hidup “Strategi Adaptasi dan Mitigasi terhadap Perubahan Iklim”.16 Mei. Surabaya: Universitas Kristen Petra.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2008. The Application of Contextual Eco-Interior as Part of Modern Sustainable Design in Java, Indonesia. International Scientific Conference for The Centennial of The Faculty of Fine Arts. October 19 – 22. Cairo-Egypt: Opera House.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2008. Sustainable Design (Interior-Architecture): A Contextual and Holistic Design Approach in Indonesia. International Seminar on Green Architecture and Environment “Toward Green Compact Cities”. October 14. Makassar-Indonesia: Hasanuddin University.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2008. Strategi dan Aplikasi Desain Produk Ekologis. Seminar Nasional ‘Green Product’: Pengembangan Teknologi Menuju Produk Ramah Lingkungan. 10 Oktober. Malang-Indonesia: Universitas Brawijaya.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2008. Peran dan Kontribusi Desain Interior dalam Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Melalui Pendekatan Eko-Interior. Seminar Nasional Lingkungan Hidup “Peran dan Kontribusi Masyarakat dalam Mitigasi Global Warming”. 24 Mei. Surabaya: Universitas Kristen Petra.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2003. Eko-Interior dalam Upaya Penyelamatan Bumi. Seminar Nasional Lingkungan Hidup “Tantangan Upaya Penyelamatan Bumi dalam Era Globalisasi”. 15 –16 September. Semarang: Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata.

Yusita Kusumarini. 2002. Desain dalam Perspektif Pembelajaran. Seminar Pra Konvensi Desain Nasional “Menuju Dunia Desain Tanpa Tapal Batas”. 1-2 November. Surabaya: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

Achievement

2nd Winner of International “Accessible Restroom” Design Competition 2007 | (Bandung Independent Living Centre and Handicap International)

 

Background and rationale for the project

Learning environment had indirect impacts on student achievement. The environments would create the positive attitudes respectively. With a positive attitude to learning environment, students learn with high motivation and undoubtedly are able to demonstrate better performance. (Chan, 1996).[1]  The accessibility aspect of the learning place also would support the attitude as well as performance of the students.

University Library was an important for supporting the learning process in University. On the other hand, many users of Library @ Petra University found accessibility barrier when using it. The accessibility issue for all users was also found during the discussion in Library @ Petra Christian University (including persons with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women as well as children).

All users human rights were found equally important as recognized by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (May 2008, underlining the persons with disability’s rights and development priority). Therefore a strategy of empowerment and removing barriers from participating in their communities; getting a quality education, finding decent work, and having their voices heard must be conducted. (Hartley,S., et.all., 2011).[2]

Disability is a human impairment condition which happens to almost everyone, whether temporary or permanent. The condition actually increases functioning difficulties, in the older age. And disability became an important feature as the demographics of societies change and more people live to an old age (Zola IK., [1989], Mishra AK, & Gupta R., [2006] and Lee R., [2003] quoted in Hartley,S., et.all., [2011]). [3] Hartley,S., et.all. (2011) [4] in World Report on Disability 2011 has highlighted that more than one billion people in the world live with different disabilities, of whom nearly 200 million experience heavy functioning difficulties in. And it was predicted, disability will be a greater concern because of ageing populations and the higher risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health disorders.

Indonesian Statistic Centre Bureau, (2001) [5]  National Social and Economic Surveyshowed that in 2000, 1,46 millions of Indonesian is disabled persons (0,74 % from 197 millions of total Indonesian population). Although, the persons with disabilities (lecturers, students and staffs) were only a minor percentage in Petra but other users such as senior persons (probably lecturers, staffs and parents), pregnant women (lecturers and staffs) as well as children (lectures’ and staffs’ children and visitors) would also access the library equally and safely. Therefore, the program of ”Improving Accessibility of All Users in Petra Christian University Library” would enhanced also the learning performance.

To ensure the successful accessibility transformation of Petra Christian University, several methods were needed to explore, such as: Universal Design, Inclusive Design and Participatory Design. Universal design is the solution to the accessible facility including educational facility. And it was not only to following accessibility codes and standards, but designing comfortable environments for wider users (Nasar,J.L., Evans-Cowley,J. ed..,2007).[6] Universal Design could be defined as a broad-spectrum architectural planning ideas meant to design buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to both the able-bodied and the physically disabled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design).[7] Some design principles of universal design were equitable use, flexibility in use, simple and intuitive use, perceptible information, tolerance for error, low physical efforts, and size and shape for approach and use, would improve liveability and quality of life for everyone (Preiser, W., Ostroff, E., eds., 2001).[8]

Secondly, the Inclusive design was also needed in the project. It is “the design of mainstream products and/or services that are accessible to, and usable by, as many people as reasonably possible without the need for special adaptation or specialised design.” Inclusive design should be included in the earliest design process (The British Standards Institute, 2005, quoted in http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/betterdesign/).[9]

Lastly, Participatory design was the approach to design attempting to actively involve all stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end users) in the design process to ensure the product designed meets their needs and is usable. And it is focused on processes and procedures of design and is not a design style. (http://cpsr.org/issues/pd/ quoted in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_design#cite_note-1).[10]

Irvall, B., Nielsen, G.S., (2005), [11] wrote the Access to libraries for persons with disabilities – Checklist which recommending access requirements for all. In many developing countries such as Indonesia, access for persons with disabilities to libraries is very limited. In order to provide equal opportunities for all library users, a checklist was developed by the IFLA Standing Committee of Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons (LSDP) for assess existing levels of accessibility to buildings, services, materials and programs and to enhance accessibility where needed.

Irvall, B., Nielsen, G.S., (2005), [12] also highlighted that all users should be able to use the libraries. Therefore all parts of the library, the entrance, restrooms, stairs, elevators and special rooms should be accessible for persons with different kinds of disabilities. A person in a wheelchair should be able to reach all departments, a visually impaired person should be able to walk with a cane or a guide dog and find his/her way without bumping into obstacles. A deaf person should be able to communicate with library staff. A person with an intellectual impairment should be able to easily find books and other materials. A person with dyslexia or another other reading problem should be able to find his/her way around. Therefore, a universal design in library was very important.

Besides the physical accessibility, further services were needed such as described by Washington University (http://www.washington.edu/doit/universal-access-making-library-resources-accessible-people-disabilities). [13]  The Washington University Library provided library services such as a designated staff member and/or committee who coordinates services for persons with disabilities, monitors adaptive technology developments, and responds to requests for accommodation. The University also provided a written description of services for persons with disabilities, including procedures and information on how to request special accommodations. The service required such as:

  • reference and circulation services available by phone, TTY/TDD, and electronic mail
  • large print and Braille versions of library handouts and guides
  • reader and research assistants available to patrons with vision impairments
  • sign language interpretation services available by request for library sponsored events
  • large magnifying glasses available for patrons with low vision

Washington University Library also prescribed possible adaptive technology for computers and electronic resources requirements such as:

  • At least one adjustable table for each type of workstation in the library can assist patrons with mobility impairments or who use wheelchairs.
  • Large print key labels can assist patrons with low vision.
  • Software to enlarge screen images can assist patrons with low vision and learning disabilities.
  • Large monitors of at least 17 inches can assist patrons with low vision and learning disabilities.
  • A speech output system can be used by patrons with low vision, blindness and learning disabilities.
  • Braille conversion software and a Braille printer can assist patrons who are blind.
  • Trackballs can assist those who have difficulty controlling a mouse.
  • Wrist rests and key guards can assist some patrons with mobility impairments.
  • Electronic resources with images and sound provide text alternatives to these formats? Is the design consistent with clear navigation paths
  • Library’s electronic resources including online catalogs, indexes, and full-text databases and CD-ROMs be accessed with a variety of adaptive computer technologies such as screen readers and speech synthesis
  • Collection development policy statements specifically state that electronic products should be evaluated for accessibility as part of the purchasing process
  • Library web page style guidelines require that pages be designed in an accessible format
  • Librarians are prepared to assist patrons with electronic resources that they cannot access by providing research consultations or materials in other formats

(http://www.washington.edu/doit/universal-access-making-library-resources-accessible-people-disabilities).[14]

Meanwhile, one of aspect of accessibility is the room lighting. The lighting would improve the learning performance as well as users’ comfort, that could be described as pleasant, colourful, light, modelled, restful, quiet, soft, cozy, relaxing, warm, (Phillips, 2000)[15]

Understanding the importance of the access for all in Library@Petra, a Multi-disciplinary Team consisting Library Management, Interior and Architecture Lecturers were formed and the SERVICE LEARNING courses were redeveloped to facilitate all users including persons with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women, as well as children.

Short description of the participants and ultimate beneficiaries of the project

All users of Library@Petra including persons with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women, as well as children would benefit from this program.

Figure 1 Children as users of Library@Petra Figure 2 Pregnant woman as users of Library@Petra
Figure 3 Senior users of Library@Petra Figure 4 Persons with Disabilities as users of Library@Petra

 

The persons with disabilities were still minority in Petra. Some spectrum found were the wheelchair users, crutch users, deaf as well as partially visual impaired persons.

On the other hand, great number of senior persons especially lecturers were found working in Petra need access to the Library. They were sixty-years plus aged and worked teaching part time. They were still active but sometimes found difficulty with walking up and down the stairs.

Furthermore, many pregnant women were also found in Petra, needing access also. They were lecturers and staffs working in Petra. They also found difficulty with walking up and down the stairs. They also found difficulty to carry many books from the Library.

Children were also found in Petra because of they were the lecturers’ and staffs’ children. Recently, some children – related activities were also conducted in Library@Petra such as: Science Film Festival (in collaboration with German Institute), Surabaya Memory, as well as Children visit to the Library. The children accessibility needs were also important to facilitate.

 

Stages or phases of the project

Some project Steps would be conducted such as:

  • Literature Review
  • Mapping of all users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University (PCU)
  • Documentation of Petra Christian University (PCU) library accessibility
  • Sensitivity training for librarian, lecturers and students to understand the all users needs (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children)
  • Student’s Universal Design for User Assistance Corner (serving person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University Library
  • Architectural Model Making for Workshop support
  • Participatory Workshop for Library Design with students
  • Participatory Workshop for Library Design with person with disability
  • Participatory Workshop for Library Design with senior persons
  • Participatory Workshop for Library Design with pregnant women and children
  • Lecturer’s Universal Design of the library design (for person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) [including lighting and interior design]
  • Professional Video Shooting and Editing
  • Create assistance program for people with disabilities, especially in adaptive technology and simple accommodation that would be developed in disability service corner. The corner would run with existing infrastructure or future infrastructure provision by Private Sector’s CSR Program
  • Conduct creative campaign for User Assistance in Library @ Petra Christian University
  • Conduct creative campaign with accessible library design guideline for Government’s Libraries and Community Libraries (simple guideline)
  • Final Reporting

 

Participants of the project would involve 4 lecturers, 1 Administration Officers, from Architecture, Interior Design and Library Management Program. One hundred and seventy (170) students from Universal Interior Design, Lighting System, Inclusive Design subject (with SERVICE – LEARNING method), or Research Team (Students) would be involved.

There are several non-governmental organizations that would be involved in the projects are: The Blind Education Foundation (YPAB/ Yayasan Pendidikan Anak Buta), The Disabled Children Education Foundation (YPAC/ Yayasan Pendidikan Anak Cacat). The Blind Empowerment Organisation (LPT/ Lembaga Pemberdayaan Tunanetra). In the early phase, 3 organizations would be involved, but further more non-government organizations concerning the person with disability rights would be documented in the database.

Mapping of users’ spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) would be conducted by research students assisted by the lecturers. Furthermore, the in-depth-interview and photo documentation would cover approximately 20 persons with disabilities as well as non-disability with different disability spectrum. And the explorations would be documented in the Inclusive Design Website (https://desaininklusiukpetra.wordpress.com/). This would actually bring understandings on the users spectrums.

Thirdly, a documentation of PCU library accessibility would be conducted by students and lecturers to evaluate the accessibility condition of PCU Library. This eventually would prescribe possible position of

Sensitivity training for librarian, lecturers and students would be conducted in order to give further understanding on all users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children). These training would be assisted professionally by the person with disability (PwD) organization and Dr. Arina Hayati, ST. MT., (an expert/ person with disability in Institute Technology of 10th November (ITS/ Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November). Training would give approximately 2 hours of total experience for librarians, lecturers as well as students the person with disabilities limitation in the Library as well as other area in Petra Christian University.  To understand the needs of 4 spectrum of users, eight trainings would be conducted in one year.

Student’s Universal Design would be conducted with knowledge support by lecturers and resource persons. The Universal Design process eventually also would consider all users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children). The design would be conducted within 5-persons-group with mix gender and background. And it would be guided by all lecturers and additional resource persons or users.  The design would create the User Assistance Corner (serving person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University Library.

Because of involving blind lecturers or resource persons, the students design would need to be translated first by architectural model. The model would be produced professionally involving alumni of Petra Christian University who understand the Universal Design/ Inclusive Design course. The model eventually would assist the communication of the design to the lecturers/ resource persons as well as in the final exhibition.

Fifthly, participatory workshops would be conducted such as: Participatory Workshop for Library Design with students, with person with disability, with senior persons as well as pregnant women and children. The workshops would create the users recommendation for Users Assistance Corner as well as the Universal Design for Library in the future.

Universal library design (for person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) [including lighting and interior design] would be proposed by research team based on the workshops and universal design principles.

Professional Video Shooting and Editing would be further produced after students’ exploration, and design. All stages of the SERVICE-LEARNING would be documented and edited further for the Social Campaign Material.

Assistance program for people with disabilities would be created. Some adaptive technology and simple accommodation that would be developed in User Assistance corner. The service would be catered for existing users as well as external person with disabilities coming to Petra. Because of discussion with UB the corner would run with existing infrastructure or future infrastructure provision by Private Sector’s CSR Program. The service would provide some assistances such as:

  • Assistants available to all special users (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) to access physical as well as electronic resources (to collect books in inaccessible floors, to find electronic resources, to convert Petra Christian book or resources to available format)
  • Mobile phone with text-to-talk or talk-to-text software for the communication with person with hearing disability
  • Adjustable table for each type of workstation in the library can assist patrons with mobility impairments or who use wheelchairs.
  • Special computer for person with visual disability as well as low-vision person, equipped with:
    • Software to enlarge screen images can assist patrons with low vision and learning disabilities.
    • Large monitors of at least 17 inches can assist patrons with low vision and learning disabilities.
    • A speech output system can be used by patrons with low vision, blindness and learning disabilities.
  • Electronic resources with images and sound provide text alternatives to these formats. Is the design consistent with clear navigation paths
  • Library’s electronic resources including online catalogs, indexes, and full-text databases and CD-ROMs be accessed with a variety of adaptive computer technologies such as screen readers and speech synthesis

Creative campaign for User Assistance corner in Petra Christian University would be conducted in person with disability awareness week in Petra. The week would be held with Library Day to invite all users to visit Petra as well as to enjoy the User Assistance corner.

Creative campaign for Government’s Libraries and Community Libraries is going to be conducted with dissemination of accessible library design guideline (simple guideline). The guideline would be disseminated to at least 100 government and community libraries in Surabaya, Gresik and Sidoarjo areas.

 

Figure 5 Example of Design Guideline Book

Final Reporting would be finished by the Lecturers; meanwhile a Social Campaign would be conducted involving Distribution Bulletin and CD, Radio Campaign and Talk show, Accessible Workshop and Exhibition. For the effective outreach, the workshop and exhibition would be conducted in the well-known Shopping Mall in Surabaya. Therefore, additional rental fee would be required.

 


Table 3. Project’s Time Line

 

 

Evaluation of the Project

Table 4. Project’s Output for Evaluation

No Activities Outputs
1 Literature Review Database of Users Spectrum of Petra Christian University
2 Mapping of all users spectrum (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University (PCU) Intervuew
3 Documentation of Petra Christian University (PCU) library accessibility More empathy in the librarians, lecturers and students towards person with disabilities
4 Sensitivity training for librarian, lecturers and students to understand the all users needs (including person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) Library Accessibility Audit
5 Student’s Universal Design for User Assistance Corner (serving person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) in Petra Christian University Library Users Assistance Corner
6 Architectural Model Making for Workshop support Model for Workshop
7 Participatory Workshop for Library Design with students Design inputs from students
8 Participatory Workshop for Library Design with person with disability Design inputs from persons with disability
9 Participatory Workshop for Library Design with senior persons Design inputs from senior persons
10 Participatory Workshop for Library Design with pregnant women and children Design inputs from pregnant women and children
11 Lecturer’s Universal Design of the library design (for person with disabilities, senior persons, pregnant women and children) [including lighting and interior design] Design of Accessible Library Design (6th floor and User Assistant corner)
12 Professional Video Shooting and Editing Video of disability service corner and Petra students with disability profile
13 Create assistance program for people with disabilities, especially in adaptive technology and simple accommodation that would be developed in disability service corner Assistance program, especially in adaptive technology and simple accommodation that would be developed in disability service corner
14 Conduct creative campaign for User Assistance in Library @ Petra Christian University Website, bulletin, more empathy from all students
15 Conduct creative campaign with accessible library design guideline for Government’s Libraries and Community Libraries (simple guideline) Accessible library design guideline for Government’s Libraries and Community Libraries (simple guideline)
 16 Final Reporting Final report

 

Sustainability

We are inviting CSR from relevant sponsors (private companies) such as MAYAPADA BANK or KEMENRISTEK DIKTI (The Ministry of Research and Higher Education) to ensure the continuation of User Assistance corner.

 

Bibliography

Books:

Chan, T.C. (1996), Environmental Impact on Student Learning, Valdosta State Coll., GA. School of Education.

Hartley,S., Ilagan,V., Madden,R..,Officer,A., Posarac,A., Seelman,K., Shakespeare,T., Sipos,S., Swanson, M., Thomas,M., & Qiu.Z., ed. (2011)., World Report on Disability 2011. World Health Organization. ISBN 978 92 4 068521 5 (PDF).

Indonesian Statistic Centre Bureau, (2001). National Social and Economic Survey

Irvall, B., Nielsen, G.S., (2005), Access to libraries for persons with disabilities – Checklist, IFLA Professional Reports, No. 89, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/publications/professional-report/89.pdf

Lee R. The demographic transition: three centuries of fundamental change. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2003,17:167-190. doi:10.1257/089533003772034943

Mishra AK, Gupta R. Disability index: a measure of deprivation among the disabled. Economic and Political Weekly, 2006,41:4026-4029.

Nasar,J.L.,Evans-Cowley,J. (Ed).(2007), Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning,  National Endowment for the Arts and The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Columbus, Ohio.

Phillips, D., (2000), Lighting Modern Buildings, Architectural Press, Oxford.

Preiser, W., Ostroff,  E., eds,  (2001) Universal Design Handbook. McGraw Hill, New York, USA.

The British Standards Institute (2005) British Standard 7000-6:2005. Design Management Systems – Managing Inclusive Design quoted in http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/betterdesign/.

Zola IK. Toward the necessary universalizing of a disability policy. The Milbank Quarterly, 1989,67:Suppl 2 Pt 2401-428. doi:10.2307/3350151 PMID:2534158

 

Website:

http://cpsr.org/issues/pd/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design

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[15] Phillips, D., (2000), Lighting Modern Buildings, Architectural Press, Oxford.

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