Accessible digital experiences mean more effective digital marketing

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Published on behalf of and written by Ryan Taylor  Following digital accessibility best practice improves the user experience for everyone, thereby making digital marketing efforts more effective. City’s website and accessibility The City website and Bayes website are developed and maintained by the Digital Team in Marketing and External Relations (Web Content and Design) and…Continue Reading Accessible digital experiences mean more effective digital marketing

ISLA Drop-in Session – June 8th

LEaD is hosting a drop-in session in City’s ISLA learning spaces as we are keen to hear about your practice and discuss the ISLA technology used as part of your hybrid teaching. Alongside members of the ISLA team, we will have the AV projects along too and colleagues from LEaD to answer any questions and discuss…Continue Reading ISLA Drop-in Session – June 8th

Share your views on ISLA – hybrid teaching at City

Share your views on hybrid teaching Have you heard of Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities (ISLA) at City? Have you used, or thought about using hybrid/dual-delivery teaching? We’re keen to understand how this new mode of teaching, where some students are physically in the classroom and others are online at the same time, has been experienced…Continue Reading Share your views on ISLA – hybrid teaching at City

From the Archive: Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

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From the DA team: this blog was originally published on 20 September 2021. We are re-sharing the post to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022.  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…Continue Reading From the Archive: Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

Making the most of your study time and looking after your mental health

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With assessments going on now, you might find yourself running at full capacity and your mind being more busy than usual. Last week we had Lizi Green from AbilityNet present some techy solutions that can help overcome common barriers to learning and have the potential to increase your academic performance. Apps offer agency for neurodiverse…Continue Reading Making the most of your study time and looking after your mental health

Creating Accessible Lecture Recordings

Please record what you can and where you can and take steps to make your recordings easy to find and study from. This blog post will explore three areas where accessibility can be improved in recorded materials. These insights are based on our experiences of recording at City over the last 10 years including the…Continue Reading Creating Accessible Lecture Recordings

From the Archive: Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

From the DA team: this blog was originally published on 20 July 2021. We are re-sharing the post to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022.  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…Continue Reading From the Archive: Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

A first look at Blackboard Ally

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Julie and I had led on the procurement for an accessibility solution for Moodle. We worked with stakeholders on the requirements and reviewed tender documents and arranged product demonstrations. We were very excited to finally use Blackboard Ally on our Moodle modules so we could see how the requirements translated into practice. Olivia’s Blackboard Ally…Continue Reading A first look at Blackboard Ally

Comparing Teams and Zoom for an accessible online learning experience

Microsoft Teams and Zoom are two of the biggest platforms used for learning, collaborating and working. Each platform has its own identity, packed with must-have features and some hidden ones too! It can be hard deciding which is best for a particular event. But don’t worry, hopefully, this article will help guide you. Using Zoom…Continue Reading Comparing Teams and Zoom for an accessible online learning experience

Welcome to Global Accessibility Awareness Month!

On behalf of City’s Digital Accessibility Working Group, I am delighted to welcome you to our celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day taking place during the month of May. Global Accessibility Awareness Day has been taking place on the third Thursday in May since 2011 and aims to “get everyone talking, thinking and learning about…Continue Reading Welcome to Global Accessibility Awareness Month!