Publishing and accessibility: Past, present, and future

Margaret Spires

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Future Publishing and Accessibility Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 13-14, 2013. Design/methodology/approach: This report provides a general overview of events at the conference as well as its main topics and outcomes Findings: The report reveals the current challenges facing all involved in providing accessible materials to persons with print disabilities. Not only is the number of titles currently fully accessible an issue, but the digital era and electronic publishing bring their own issues. Speakers each offered their own views on potential solutions Originality/value: This report provides librarians and researchers with a general summary of the issues surrounding accessibility and the current publishing industry as they were discussed at the conference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalNew Library World
Volume114
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Digital publishing
  • E-books
  • E-publishing
  • Libraries
  • Print disabled
  • Publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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