Category: Digital Accessibility

Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures project: Growth of AI in and as assistive technology

Attendees at the JISC workshop discussing accessibility

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) held on the 16th of May this year, Sylwia Frankowska-Takhari and I were invited to participate in the second session of a series of workshops that are part of a project called ‘Accessible Digital Futures’, a joint effort between Jisc’s National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education…Continue Reading Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures project: Growth of AI in and as assistive technology

Neurodiversity Week at City, March 2024, inspire your teaching practice

Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 18th to 24th March 2024 A chance to inspire your teaching practice, there is a full week of events for staff and students and many are open to the public, in person or online. View the full programme and book via the  Neurodiversity Week event page on the City website. Thanks go…Continue Reading Neurodiversity Week at City, March 2024, inspire your teaching practice

Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces

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DALI Project Survey City, University of London has been undergoing a significant transformation in its learning spaces through the DALI project since 2016. As the project has completed its final year of updates, it’s time to assess its impact and relevance in the post-pandemic era. This blog post explores the achievements of the DALI project,…Continue Reading Evaluating the DALI Project: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on City’s Learning Spaces

Insights from Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures Opening Event

Yesterday, Jessica Wykes (City’s Accessibility Librarian) and I attended the opening event for a project called “Accessible Digital Futures,” a joint effort between Jisc’s National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education and the Glenlead Centre, led by Dr. Ann Kristin Glenster. This two-year initiative aims to significantly boost the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence within…Continue Reading Insights from Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures Opening Event

Horizons in Legal Education at City

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An overview of LEaD’s support and collaboration with City Law School This post summarises the breadth of LEaD’s support and showcases our commitment to equitable and inclusive learning, working in partnership with colleagues in the City Law School. Digital Accessibility LEaD continues to innovate in creating media-rich, high-quality resources of high quality for the Law…Continue Reading Horizons in Legal Education at City

Tech-enabled inclusive reading: bridging gaps in educational accessibility

Reading for learning is undeniably an essential element of academic success (e.g., Miller and Merdian, 2020). However, it is equally important to recognise the challenges some learners face when engaging with text. Ensuring inclusivity in reading means providing all students, regardless of disabilities, language proficiency, or learning styles, with the means to access, engage with,…Continue Reading Tech-enabled inclusive reading: bridging gaps in educational accessibility

A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module

This checklist is designed to help staff who are preparing and refreshing their Moodle modules for the new academic year. It has been compiled by colleagues in LEaD and links to our Digital Accessibility guide and support offer. City staff can also log in to access our Digital Accessibility Sharepoint Site. About Digital Accessibility at…Continue Reading A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module

5 steps to start your Disability Confident Leader journey

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The disability confident scheme.   In November 2021, City, University of London was awarded Disability Confident Employer (Level 2), under the Disability Confident scheme. Now, City begins its journey towards Disability Confident Leader (Level 3) in the hopes of gaining valuable recognition from disabled staff, businesses, and the wider community. Becoming a Disability Confident Leader is…Continue Reading 5 steps to start your Disability Confident Leader journey

Event Invite: AI and Neurodiversity, what should we be talking about?

Update to this post,  thanks to Dr Jim Turner (LJMU) Current Chair of ELESIG, for this blog post, Charting Uncharted Waters: How ELESIG’s Roundtable Sheds Light on AI’s Neurodiverse Students’ Education which summarises  the webinar and has the following tips. Tips for thinking through AI and Neurodiversity Here is a summary of some of the…Continue Reading Event Invite: AI and Neurodiversity, what should we be talking about?

Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, higher education was facing huge challenges in how to respond to a difficult financial and divergent sociopolitical situation; in what way should universities adapt to an uncertain future? One strategic approach is to think about what is important for the learning and development of our students and then decide how…Continue Reading Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space