Panel to Review Efforts to Increase Access for People with Print Disabilities
A panel of policymakers, librarians, and disability experts will report on recent efforts to increase access to information for people with print disabilities during the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) program, “The Right to Read: Increasing Access to Information for People with Print Disabilities,” to be held Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in MCC-Room 397.
Topics will include the Justice Department’s study on web accessibility, international treaties to enhance cross-border sharing of accessible content, a renewed focus on fair use and the Chafee Amendment, and reports on partnerships with library vendors seeking to make products more accessible. There will also be a demonstration of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).
This program will be moderated by OITP’s Carrie Russell. Jessica Brody with JMB Consulting and Jim Tobias with Inclusive Technologies will be speakers.