Advent Calendar Goes Live

Our accessible Advent calendar went live on the 1st of December.

We’ve made a few improvements this year to make the calendar even easier to use.

The calendar program now reads the current date from your computer and uses this to build a twenty five day calendar display on your screen. This ensures that new gifts appear at the appropriate time no matter which time zone you are in. If you try and run the calendar before the 1st of December, you will not see any gifts being displayed. Calendar dates beyond the current day are greyed out to help students better understand which boxes can be opened and which can not. As the date progresses toward Christmas Day, all of the calendar boxes will be filled with gifts in turn.

Looking at the download stats, it looks like it’s going to be another busy month on the website.