Category: Digital Accessibility

How shared docs enable flexibility and accessibility for teachers and learners

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The last year of online live teaching has generated myriad ideas for how to use new and existing technologies for educational purposes. Aside from assigning podcasts, one of my favourite methods of creating accessible learning resources for live sessions is using shared documents (ie OneDrive Word files or Google Docs), instead of slides and screensharing during live sessions.   My use of these documents was developed…Continue Reading How shared docs enable flexibility and accessibility for teachers and learners

Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

We know that making your content digitally accessible might seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. However, it is important to remember that accessibility is a journey, not a destination. We are all on a roadmap of learning how to embed more inclusive practice in our everyday work. We will make errors along the way…Continue Reading Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

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“I am delighted to inform you that your application to be an Echo360 Champion was successful. We had a number of very strong applications, but yours was selected because of the relevance of your study, your shared background in educational practice, and your advocacy for Echo360 in recent months.” Dr John Couperthwaite, EMEA Customer Success Manager,…Continue Reading Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 2 Accessibility

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In this second blog revisiting some of the LEaD Light lunch sessions from the past year, the focus will be on the theme of accessibility. There were a few sessions talking about an area where so much is happening at City. The very first LEaD Light Lunch session of the new year in January 2021…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 2 Accessibility

The Accessibility Bot is here to help

We are pleased to announce that you can now add the Accessibility Bot to Microsoft Teams. This tool can help you to personalise your user experience when working on Office 365, Edge or Windows 10. The bot has been very successful at Imperial College London which inspired us to bring it onboard for use by…Continue Reading The Accessibility Bot is here to help

Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist in LEaD and subsequently used in a first instance to generate digitally accessible transcripts for the individual presentations within City’s third annual Learning and…Continue Reading Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files