The Accessibility Drive and Little Forest Workshops As part of the University of Edinburgh’s broader accessibility drive, the WAC team annually run workshops in coordination with our web governance software provider, Little Forest, to support web developers and managers in utilising Little Forest tools effectively to identify areas of governance and accessibility to improve upon. […]

We’re hiring a Senior Content Designer and a User Experience Research Specialist in the UX and Digital Consultancy team. Come and work with us!

Drupal is an open source content management system which underpins EdWeb, the new Web Publishing Platform and the Design System. I was lucky enough to have a talk proposal accepted at DrupalCon Prague 2022 and learned lots more about Drupal by attending the three-day event.

Drupal is the main content management system used at the University, underpinning the bulk of our web estate. As a speaker at DrupalCon Prague 2022, I was able to share how we’ve worked with Drupal to develop the editorial interface of the new Web Publishing Platform, as well as learn more about this important system.

The Change Advisory Board (CAB) helps bring requests, changes and improvements into the Design System. In September, we processed our first Requests for Change through the CAB, approving accessibility changes that had been submitted by another team. This allowed us to put into practice our process for maintaining and updating what is contained within the […]

As part of our ongoing exploration of how personalisation can help improve MyEd, we’re running a pilot project with colleagues from the EdHelp service. About the pilot Students have always been able to access EdHelp’s online resources from their MyEd home page.  Until this September, this was a single link to the EdHelp’s FAQ homepage. […]

A three-day conference bringing together practitioners, supporters and advocates, Service Design in Government (SD in Gov) is an annual opportunity to learn about the design, delivery and management of services in the public sector. With sessions from individuals from a variety of backgrounds and organisations it offers the chance to learn about service design strategy […]

Make things open: it makes things better. We really like this design principle from gov.uk. We use it a lot, especially when it comes to iterating upon our beta Design System.

Migrating content from EdWeb and other Drupal sites into the Web Publishing Platform is proving to more difficult than we originally expected. A bit like going from a 10K race to an ultra marathon. So some tough times but also very exciting and satisfying as we solve some very complex problems. Our team is committed […]

We’re currently recruiting for two service managers to join the Portal Services team. About Portal Services We look after three services; the University’s web portal (MyEd), the Notifications Service and the Text Messaging Service. These are used by students, staff and applicants across the university, and bring together all the services, tools, information and resources […]

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