Innovations in Accessible Scholarly Communication




accessibility, disability, access



What does it mean to make scholarly communications accessible to people with disabilities and those who face other specific barriers to access? This talk gives an overview of recent work to support equitable access across the lifecycle of scholarly communication, offering useful updates and strategies for scholars, editors, publishers, librarians, and other professionals. Participants will understand what accessibility means today and how they can reduce barriers in their work by following accessibility standards and best practices, and learning from leading examples in the field.

Author Biography

Stephanie Rosen, University of Michigan Library

Stephanie S. Rosen is a librarian scholar who brings insights from disability studies (and its intersections with feminist, queer, and critical race studies) into library administration and digital education. She is Accessibility Strategist and Librarian for Disability Studies at the University of Michigan Library and holds a PhD in English from University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Accessibility & Publishing (Against the Grain 2018) and her scholarship has appeared in venues including In the Library with the Lead PipeThe Scholarly KitchenLIS Interupted: Intersections of Mental Illness and Library Work.



2021-10-18 — Updated on 2021-11-05