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

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This event will focus on the use of sensory spaces in academic libraries.

About this event

The event will look at 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.

Call for Contributions

We’re looking for presentations of around 15 minutes plus time for questions, but are open to suggestions for different ways of telling us about your experience.

Potential topics which could be covered include:

  • Experiences of planning and creating sensory spaces
  • The involvement of students as partners in designing spaces
  • Logistics of managing a sensory space, and how the room is accessed
  • Feedback from users
  • Any other related topics would be welcomed

We hope to have a speaker from Brunel University to talk about their sensory room, and also to have time for attendees to discuss the potential benefits (and problems?) of implementing sensory spaces.

If you have anything you feel could contribute to the event, or would like an informal discussion about your ideas, please contact the Enabling Group co-chairs Paul Conway – or Sarah George –

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