Scholarship in the 21st Century: Improving Accessibility in Digital Publishing
Although digital publishing has made research more widely available, there are still many gaps in the accessibility of digital content. Join RIT Libraries for a virtual panel and discussion on the challenges digital media brings to accessibility, and considerations for ensuring your content is accessible to all.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe: Professor/Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s School of Information Sciences, European Union Center, and Center for Global Studies. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innovation. She is an internationally sought after speaker and has also conducted workshops and trainings on five continents. She recently took part in a joint research project at her university that looked into the accessibility of preprint server platforms to identify accessibility issues and suggest possible remedies.
Garreth Tigwell is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information (GCCIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His research focuses on improving the accessibility of digital spaces for people with congenital, acquired, or situational impairments, through increasing the necessary support that will allow designers to improve the accessibility of their work for end-users.
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Open to the Public