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Accessibility in Open Education with H5P

March 5, 2024 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am BST

We continue to celebrate Open Education Week at our second event focussed on Accessibility and H5P in open resources. During this event, we will be hearing from two fantastic speakers from Australia and Canada. They will share their experiences working on open resources and how to make them accessible and interactive through H5P and Pressbooks.

During this event, we will:

  • explore why accessibility and inclusion are so important to openness,
  • discuss why H5P has been adopted for Open Textbooks,
  • outline some of the affordances and barriers to accessibility and openness with H5P,
  • explain why taking openness as an attitude is important to accessible resources.
Nikki Andersen

Key speaker: Nikki Andersen

Nikki Andersen, Open Education Content Librarian at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ), champions open educational practices, specializing in open textbooks via the Pressbooks platform. With a diverse background, including roles as a Copyright Officer and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Nikki edits the Australasian Open Educational Practice Digest. She contributes to CAUL’s Open Educational Resources Professional Development Program Project Team and ASCILITE’s Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group.

Nikki, who identifies as disabled and Deaf, advocates for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA), recognized by awards for creating accessible digital learning environments. Her work intersects open educational practice, social justice, and student success, highlighted by her editing of the 2022 Australian Edition of Enhancing IDEA in OER.

Simon Lolliot

Key Speaker: Simon Lolliot

Dr. Simon Lolliot, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, earned his doctorate in social psychology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. His research focuses on the role of intergroup contact in reconciliation and the impact of secondary transfer effect, “a phenomenon whereby contact with members from one outgroup not only improve attitudes towards that outgroup, but to other outgroups as well.” At UBC, he collaborates with Drs. Toni Schmader and Andrew Baron, exploring ingroup identity, multiculturalism, and diversity beliefs.

Simon introduced H5P activities to UBC’s open psychology textbook, investigating interactivity’s impact on learning and advocating for screen-reader accessibility. Passionate about optimising teaching materials, he emphasises H5P’s potential to support inclusive education.

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March 5, 2024
12:00 am - 1:00 am
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