By Hazel M Ingrey, on 29 July 2019
The new list view for ReadingLists@UCL will be rolled out to UCL on 30th July 2019.
The new list view has been developed to improve performance, including on mobile devices. More importantly, it meets web accessibility standards making it inclusive for all UCL users. Updating the look will ensure that online reading lists are fully compliant with the 2018 UK Accessibility regulations. Talis (the company which powers the ReadingLists@UCL software) has a Web Accessibility Statement which gives further details, inlcluding information on compatibility with screen readers and additional help on using accessibility tools with ReadingLists@UCL.
Some list editors have been using the new list veiw in Beta for the past few months: the ‘classic’ view will now be replaced. There is a walkthrough video of the new look for student users – and anyone else curious to take a look.
Notices were sent to subject librarians, the Departmental Administrator’s forum, and Digital Education, to cascade to reading lists users. If you have any questions about the new look please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the ReadingLists@UCL team.
The next developments will be a new Moodle integration in summer 2019, in conjunction with the Moodle team. An update to the list editing view has been developed but won’t be rolled out to UCL until summer 2020: list editors who like the look of this are welcome to start using the Beta editing view from August 2019, just get in touch to arrange this.