open & Inclusive SIG: Positive Digital Practices

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Tuesday 28th June (14:30 – 15:30 BST)
ONLINE

Join us online for the next open & Inclusive SIG meeting where Kate Lister will be presenting on Positive Digital Practices. Please contact openTEL for an invite. All are welcome!

Abstract
Mental wellbeing, of both students and staff, is a significant issue in further and higher education. Increasing numbers of students are experiencing mental health difficulties, and staff are increasingly under pressure. Technology-enhanced learning is uniquely positioned to make a change for good in the sector, support hard-to-reach students and make positive changes to practice. Funded by Office for Students, the Positive Digital Practices project is scaling up positive practices in technology-enhanced learning in three key areas: Continue reading

Accessibility in the BBC – open & Inclusive SIG

Accessibility in the BBC, The open & Inclusive Special Interest Group
Wednesday 15th September 2021 (10:00 – 12:00)

Thank you to those who joined us for openTEL and SeGA’s open & Inclusive Special Interest Group meeting where we were joined by Jamie + Lion and Paul Bepey from the BBC, and Mathijs Lucassen from The Open University. The session was hosted by Kate Lister and Paco Iniesto.

Thank you, Kate!
Kicking off the meeting, Eileen Scanlon thanked Kate Lister for all her exceptional work within the Special Interest Group as this was Kate’s last meeting as co-host and SIG lead. Kate has been essential in growing the open & Inclusive SIG and providing interesting themes and excellent speakers. We hope she will stay in touch and attend future meetings when she can and openTEL looks forward to working with Kate in the future!

Presentations
Mathijs Lucassen gave a presentation from The Open University side: Getting BBC content into OU modules

Jamie + Lion gave a presentation on accessibility at the BBC relating to Audience Facing Digital Products and Paul Bepey gave a talk on accessibility relating to the Internal Facing side.

Jamie + Lion finished the meeting by presenting Charlie Turrell’s slides, who was unfortunately unable to attend the meeting, on the Champions Network.
More information here:
GDS/BBC Webinar: Accessibility Culture eats WCAG compliance for breakfast

Recording, Links and Slides
The Recording is available for OU Staff here: OU Staff Recording Link  

Slides: Getting BBC content into OU modules, Mathijs Lucassen.
Slides: Accessibility @ BBC, Audience Facing Digital Products Jamie + Lion
Slides: uploads to follow
GDS/BBC Webinar: Accessibility Culture eats WCAG compliance for breakfast

Podcast: Check out Jamie’s 1800 Seconds on Autism podcast.

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