Estimated reading time: 2 minutes I had a great time attending our virtual festive office party this week. A kind team of University colleagues designed a creative agenda, stuffed full of genuine LOL moments for us all. Inclusive event Traditionally we’d all have a wee quiz and fancy meal in an Edinburgh restaurant. For 2020, our virtual equivalent had some… Continue reading Virtual elf benefits
Estimated reading time: < 1 minute Please bear with me whilst I get this new website up and running.
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Following on from a post earlier this year, I wanted to revisit the video game Animal Crossing and import University artworks I had recently discovered whilst working on a brand-new digital exhibition. Carlyle Circle digital exhibition The Carlyle Circle was formed in 1990 to bring together and thank everyone who pledges to leave a legacy to the… Continue reading Animal Crossing x Carlyle Circle
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Within the last month the vision in my right eye has significantly diminished. This personal blog post details what the impact has been on my daily life and how recent web accessibility work has helped me cope a little better. Subtitling legacy content Since 2014 we’ve always made a concerted effort within my team to… Continue reading Struggling with vision loss
Estimated reading time: < 1 minute To celebrate the last day of Women’s History Month we’re sharing this brand new colouring book illustration. Chinese computer scientist and educator Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014) has been hailed “the mother of computer science in China.” Download, reuse and share this openly licensed image from our We Have Great Stuff Flickr album. After… Continue reading Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014)
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Yesterday was my first day working from home in my new office (corner of dining table). As someone living with insulin-dependent diabetes I have an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus and according to current government guidance should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures, including significantly limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family… Continue reading Level-headed
Estimated reading time: < 1 minute This short video from the ALT Annual Conference 2019 highlights a series of playful OER-focused workshops that encourage students to creatively engage with the University of Edinburgh’s vast image collections and generate new adult colouring book artworks to be published under an open licence. ‘Colouring Book Inspired by the University of Edinburgh Collections’ short video
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes What the problem is Whilst updating accessibility statements for key websites in our portfolio, I came across a new error courtesy of a free Google service named reCAPCHA. reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive challenges to keep automated software… Continue reading reCAPTCHA accessibility solution
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes On 14 May 2015, I designed and launched a LEGO® Ideas model to celebrate the first published computer programmer and the first mechanical computer. To date, the project has received over two million views and provided me with some amazing experiences.