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Wed 24 Jul 2019
14:15 - 16:00

Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Provided by: University Information Services


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TechLink Community: IT Forum - Accessibility regulations, Office 365 & Mimecast, and more

Wed 24 Jul 2019

  • 14:15-14:25: Introduction to IT Portfolios. Mark Rowland will give a brief overview of what the Portfolios are and who in the University is responsible for each element.
  • 14:25-14:55: The UIS Accessibility Working Group will update on work going on to ensure that we provide accessible services. They will highlight plans for institutions that will need to adapt to review the accessibility of their own websites and services and to write accessibility statements. There'll be a demo of screen reading technology working with inaccessible materials, and the difference that a few relatively simple updates can make to improve the experience for all.
  • 14:55-15:05: Rich Wareham from UIS DevOps will share what UIS's technology staff hope to achieve by starting a new Community of Practice following a recent unconference event.
  • 15:05-15:15: Break
  • 15:15-15:50: Phoenix Software (our Microsoft Office365 partners) will update on some of the shared Office 365 experience across the University, including how some institutions are using Mimecast, such as for GDPR compliance. - POSTPONED
  • 15:50-16:00: The recent Oxford IT Forum Conference was another excellent combination of talks and workshops, and vendor interaction. Brief highlights of the day will be provided by Ronald Haynes, along with ideas about further expanding our collaborative IT efforts with Oxford.
  • 16:00-16:30: Celebratory refreshments -This will be the final seminar of this academic year, and as usual, there will be some light refreshments to celebrate the end-of-term!
Target audience
  • Members of the UIS Techlink scheme
  • Webmasters
  • Membership of the UIS Techlink scheme

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 24 Jul   14:15 - 16:00 14:15 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium map Ronald Haynes
  • Presentation and Q&A


  • Mark Rowland, UIS Head of Delivery Management Office
  • Ian Cooper, UIS Head of Planning and Performance and John Harding, Head of Disability Resource Centre
  • Rich Wareham, UIS DevOps
  • James Honnor, Phoenix Software (Microsoft Office365 partners)
  • Ronald Haynes, Colleges Relationship Manager and IT Community Manager
  • One session of approximately 90 minutes followed by light refreshments
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