At last month’s Web Publishing Community session, we conducted an experiment in mass remote collaboration. Using a technique called liberating structures, 40 people generated ideas, before sifting through them all and finding the strongest one — all within 20 minutes.

Our current requirement to work remotely brings obvious challenges when it comes to collaboration. But by trying things out and learning quickly, we’re figuring out how we can adapt to the new reality while remaining collaborative.

What is PDF accessibility and why is it important?   PDFs were designed so that everyone could view the same document regardless of what OS they were running. However, PDFs are too often incompatible with screen reading software and difficult to navigate.   An accessible PDF is structured in such a way that it is […]

What is Reflow?   Reflow is the process of fitting content to the width of a page so that site material remains within the boundaries of the page window when users zoom in to enlarge content. The layout and distance between objects on a page might change with enlargement, but all content on the page […]

What is Colour Contrast? Effective colour contrast means that there is sufficient contrast between text and background for all users, especially those with low contrast sensitivity.   What is classified as sufficient Colour Contrast? The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that normal text and images of text must meet a contrast ratio of at […]

Covid-19 is an acronym, but needn’t be tagged or use all capitals. It’s a more precise term than ‘Coronavirus’.

As part of my work in Website and Communications, I was asked to quickly design, develop, and deploy a single page web application to display a list of pending research papers related to Covid-19.

As more of our services than ever move online, our web estate has become the face of the University. Inclusivity of all our users has never been more important. A Practical and Ethical Approach With September’s legislation deadline rightly also attracting attention, we want to help our devolved web community improve the accessibility of their […]

We are looking for an experienced Senior Content Designer to join the Website and Communications team as we embark on major projects to launch the new University web publishing platform and services.

Help to celebrate the University’s commitment to Open Source and showcase your projects by entering into the OpenUK Open Source Awards. Nominations are open until midnight 15 June 2020 Championing Open Source – a student perspective Before we start to discuss and understand why the University hired a 3rd-year student as their Open Source Champion, […]

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