OU Media Player rebooted

Its been a long time since I've blogged about the OU Media Player project. So what has been going on? I thought I'd take a brief look back, then look forward...

Last spring and summer we developed an embeddable player based on the open-source Flowplayer Flash-based toolkit. Two designers form Learning and Teaching Solutions here at The Open University, David Winter and Peter Devine created to bold and attractive designs or themes.

The 2011 player hit many of the original aims of the project.

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Accessibility London Mini-Conference 2012

The Web Accessibility London 2012 Mini-Conference (a11yLDN’12) is a 1-day event that will take place at City University London on 19th September 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

The mini-conference will have a deaf and hard of hearing theme, as it is believed they are a widely under-represented population within web accessibility. However, the mini-conference will also consider the wider-disability population

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[From the event organizer, Makayla Lewis.]

BSA National Conference 2012

The Art of Communication: Lincoln 2012

15th BSA National Conference, 31 August - 2 September 2012

The BSA Conference is back - organised by the Doncaster Stammering Association under the leadership of the inspirational Bob Adams/Jamie Harwood combo with specialist speech therapist Hilary Liddle.

The theme will be all about the Art of Communication, stammering and artistic expression. Come along and let yourself be surprised!

Venue

OU Annotate

I was in a meeting today of The Open University's accessibility practitioner's group. Louise Olney, a project manager in Learning and Teaching Solutions kindly came to talk to us about OU Annotate, and in particular the work that is being done to improve it's accessibility.

"OU Annotate enables you add your own annotations to web pages. You can create an annotation for an entire web page, like a bookmark, or you can select and highlight specific text. You can add comments and tags to your annotations and, if you wish, share them with others."