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Saskia Watts

Saskia Watts is a Marketing Specialist for VitalSource EMEA and APAC, focusing on helping both institutions and publishers deliver effective, affordable, and accessible learning materials to students. Prior to joining VitalSource, Saskia worked at Lightning Source, aiding in the marketing Ingram’s print on demand offerings. She also attended Oxford Brookes University, where she studied Publishing Media.

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VitalSource’s ongoing commitment to accessibility

Posted by Saskia Watts on October 18, 2019

agreement-3489902_1920Since the conception of VitalSource, accessibility has been something we've held with utmost importance, but it's also something we know can always be improved upon.

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What does it mean for an eTextbook to be accessible?

Posted by Saskia Watts on September 09, 2019

Woman looking at laptop showing VitalSource Bookshelf.In the ever-changing landscapes of digital learning, accessibility, and higher education, it can seem a daunting prospect to stay on top of it all.

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What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

Posted by Saskia Watts on August 21, 2019

Laptop on a desk with coffee and cell phone. Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about this, and in particular, what do we mean by web accessibility?

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Where to find OER content

Posted by Saskia Watts on June 13, 2019

Lap top and desk top computerWith a number of different organisations offering a plethora of OER content, the sheer amount of choice can often be overwhelming. The OER Commons alone “provides a single point of access for over 30,000 items.” OER can also come in many forms: complete courses, single modules, textbooks, or even podcasts and videos. So where is the best place to start?

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What is OER and how does it differ from open access?

Posted by Saskia Watts on May 31, 2019

Students sit in a row studying. In 2002, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first adopted the term open educational resources (OER), setting the scene for the learning landscape to embrace the reusing, revising, remixing, and redistributing of content. But in 2019, the use of OER in the UK is still very much localised, relying on specific projects for support.

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