How to make an accessible PDF

I just came across this series of blog posts from our near neighbours the “University College of Estate Management” in Reading. I thought they may be of some use: Accessible PDFs – Creating a PDF (1/5) Accessible PDFs – Document … Continue reading

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Office For Students report: “Beyond the bare minimum: Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?”

I just received an email from Policy Connect about a recently published report by the Office for Students who reviewed Disability Support in UK HEIs. Here’s what they said. The review has produced valuable evidence on the state of digital … Continue reading

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Free Accessibility Tool

  I thought I’d pass along the following message from JISC. It is important to ensure that the visual content of your website and learning resources has alternative text for those who either cannot see the visual content or struggle … Continue reading

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Free interactive webinar series on Web Accessibility

IT Services is offering a number of free webinars about different aspects of web accessibility so I thought it may be useful to forward the details. You may also be interested in a previous blog post about WebLearn and Accessibility. … Continue reading

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Accessibility and WebLearn

The University’s Disability Advisory Service brought to my attention that Policy Connect, (who describe themselves as “a cross-party think tank improving people’s lives by influencing policy”,) have recently published a report on Accessible VLEs (Twit: #AccessibleVLEs). Apparently there has been lots of interest in the findings … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today (18/5/17) is the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.”  (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/.)” To celebrate this, Matt Clare … Continue reading

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WebLearn version 11-ox4 released on 31st January 2017

WebLearn was upgraded to Version 11-ox4 on the morning on Tuesday 31st January 2017, we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption. If you would like to suggest improvements to WebLearn then please do so by contributing to the WebLearn User … Continue reading

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WebLearn User Group – 2-4pm, Monday 7 July 2014

The next WebLearn User Group meeting is to be held on  Monday 7 July 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd. It will of course be followed by cream tea. Booking is required (for catering purposes) … Continue reading

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Designing accessible web pages

The next meeting of the WebLearn User Group (Monday 7 July 2014 – booking required) will focus on two issues: Writing accessible web pages Copyright of learning materials The Disability Resources and Services (DRS) unit at Temple University in Philadelphia USA provides … Continue reading

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Writing for the Web – tips 2

I attended an ITLP Writing for the Web course in OUCS yesterday and thought I’d share some tips I picked up. Before you start your web page or website you should do the following: clarify the objective – write this … Continue reading

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