A full-scale accessibility audit is costly, time consuming and most importantly, necessary. Additional regulations introduced in 2018 require public bodies, such as a university, to include accessibility statements on all of their sites.

Day (I have lost count) in the big brother house and I am starting to struggle. It’s been a slightly odd 33 days! I started working from home on the 16th March and my daily routine is in the bin. Before I would be getting home at 1700 and running after children, getting ready to […]

Fancy curating your own University of Edinburgh (UoE) virtual exhibition in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing game? Good news, Getty have kindly shared an art generator tool that integrates with over 40,000 images published by the University’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY). What is Animal Crossing? In case you’re […]

It’s been a little while since we spoke about the data retention policy implementation within Learn. As with many aspects of work the pandemic overtook things and the project timelines were shifted slightly, rightly so. Now after some a little time away we intend to make this live towards the end of the month but […]

I was acutely aware that our previous working practices would not transition to a fully remote setup. We are a small team of three developers who are already semi-remote.

These are unique days in which we are trying to evolve and adapt to a situation that is unpredictable and unrelenting to everyone. The current pandemic is generating stresses in both professessional and domestic lives with the only certainty being that in the short term are lives will be flipped and we all be affected […]

Chinese computer scientist Xia Peisu at National Chiao Tung University Chongqing campus.

Reading Time: 1 minute To celebrate the last day of Women’s History Month we’re sharing this brand new colouring book illustration. Chinese computer scientist and educator Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014) has been hailed “the mother of computer science in China.”  Download, reuse and share this openly licensed image from our We Have Great Stuff Flickr album. 👩‍🎨👉 […]

Yesterday was my first day working from home in my new office (corner of dining table). As someone living with insulin-dependent diabetes I have an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus and according to current government guidance should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures, including significantly limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family […]

I’ve been a technologist for more than 20 years now. Although my brain is definitely slower to pick up new technologies now the one thing I do bring to my role is experience.  Most often that not, I’ve seen a similar tool or a similar issue or a similar time.  …

Illustration of a birds on a branch being coloured in with pencils.

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis short video from the ALT Annual Conference 2019 highlights a series of playful OER-focused workshops that encourage students to creatively engage with the University of Edinburgh’s vast image collections and generate new adu…

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