We went into lockdown around a month or so before our exam period started so it was a bit of a race to work out exactly what we would do about most of our exams which were traditional exams, handwritten in exam halls around campus. Some exams were cancelled, some …

It’s been a while since I blogged – I’m sorry about that. I’ve had a load of possible blog post topics bubbling around in my head with very little time to reflect. However, I’m getting to the stage where I feel like a few blog posts might help clarify my …

Screenshot of OpenEd website with simulated vision loss (includes shadowing, blurring and floaters)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Within the last month the vision in my right eye has significantly diminished. This personal blog post details what the impact has been on my daily life and how recent web accessibility work has helped me cope a little better. …

Recently I find myself wondering with colleagues about when we will be back to the office. Reminiscing on the smell of shared toilets that have balsa wood walls and a unique fragrance that reminds me of a music festivals loo. Or when we will be able to visit hipster coffee shops and try not to […]

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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes   It is hyperreal to describe the office workplaces of the early 21st century – that now lie derelict – as being centres for authentic connection between workers in any traditional sense. For decades open-plan office decorum had restricted conversations at desks, professional or casual. Limited meeting spaces led to quick fire stand-ups in corridors […]

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 […]

Three paintings hung on wall (bird, flower, butterfly) and easel on floor (owl).

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.

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