Open badges and accessibility

I recently attended a talk on the Open Badge Framework, by Grainne Hamilton, from the JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland. It got me thinking about the potential Open Badges has a way to allow people to reward sites for a high level of accessibility.

The post that follows is a direct copy of what I originally published on the University of Dundee’s eAccessibility blog. Have a read and let me know what you think.

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Clearing up after spammers

Today I arrived at work and discovered that someone had been sending unauthorised direct messages (DMs) from my Twitter account. These messages were of the form “This you???? <URL>”,  where the URL is a shortened URL which led to a site designed to phish for Twitter password details. I can see these messages by looking at the Sent list of my Direct mesages, and it appears that has been sent to a random selection of over 100 Twitter accounts (some of whom I follow, some I don’t recognise).

Firstly, apologies to everyone who received one of these messages and who was inconvenienced by it.

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