University of Northampton Research Conference June 2019

I love a good conference! Themes running through the Annual Research Conference were around research being creative, inclusive and applicable. It needs to make a […]

The week the internet was 30

image from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524474 I’ve often wondered if what we call the internet keeps Sir Tim Berners Lee awake at night. Reading his open letter to […]

borrow my eyes

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 puts digital inclusion under the spotlight. It’s an opportunity to wave the diversity flag […]

digital blindness and rethinking Maslow’s Hierarchy through a digital lens

image from http://ddnews.gov.in/health/blue-light-smartphones-may-speed-blindness Digital blindness is increasingly common. The medical risks are growing but blindness to digital theory and practice are also a concern. Too […]

Designing for Diverse Learners

The LTE Summer Programme (June 2018) included two days of LTE workshops where colleague Lee Fallin and myself took the opportunity to ‘launch’ an Introduction […]

be the change

The end of 2017 has been marked by a two incidents. First was the laptop. A complaint was made about me using one in a […]

Accessibility Matters Part One

I’d heard negative reports about Sharepoint. Which goes to show you shouldn’t judge a tool by its reputation. Using it had two advantages – a […]

Accessibility Matters Part Two

Accessibility can be hard work. Accessible content requires the user to jump over hoops. It gets tiring. Frustrating. No one understands unless they’ve been there […]

inclusion/exclusion issues with chairs #itandlexcellence Part One

Chairs on wheels meet solid floor. Blessing or nightmare? Easy to move, don’t need lifting, don’t scrape or grate when dragged BUT …can be difficult […]

the truth is out there somewhere

Critical digital literacy should be embedded throughout the higher education experience. We all need effective ways to tell the difference between truth and lies, not just […]

What’s your excuse?

I’m in that cleft stick again. The one called accessibility. That’s my stick in the corner. On its own. Because most of the time we […]

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