2022 Round Table Conference - Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for the 2022 Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Conference, to be held from 16-17 May 2022, are being called for. Participation of disability service practitioners and other staff who support tertiary students with disabilities are encouraged to submit an abstract for this important conference.
Inclusion and Access to Information in Our Changing World
Information access is essential for all people including those with print disabilities going about their daily lives. While becoming increasingly available over many years via a growing diversity of facilities, access modes and formats, at no time in our recent history has the need for accessible information become so apparent than in the context of a major world event.
The 2022 Conference will explore the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly changing world for technology developers, accessible format producers, libraries, publishers, education institutions, government bodies and other organisations in facilitating equitable information access for people with print disabilities.
It will also focus attention on the experiences of people with print disabilities to embrace a range of approaches needed to participate in the community against the backdrop of a global pandemic.
- To promote accessible information for people with print disabilities
- To share information about challenges and opportunities in providing accessible information for people with print disabilities
- To learn first-hand from consumers with print disabilities regarding their experiences in interacting with various technologies in a rapidly changing environment
- To promote and enhance collaborative partnerships and peer support networks
- To showcase and workshop examples of current best practice in the provision of accessible information and technology for people with print disabilities
- To explore policies, frameworks, advocacy initiatives, supports and services provided for people with print disabilities by work places, educational institutions, libraries, publishers, government and community organisations
We invite relevant papers and workshops on new developments, research, advocacy initiatives, applications, legislation, policies, and/or service delivery models that promote equitable information access for people with print disabilities in a changing environment.
Types of presentations
- Oral presentation of approximately 30 minutes (20 minute presentation plus 10 minutes for audience questions or discussion)
- Interactive workshop presentation of 60 or 90 minutes duration, providing opportunities for the active engagement of participants
Conference dates: Monday 16 May - Tuesday 17 May 2022
Closing date for abstracts: Monday 15 November 2021