Putting the “A” in D.E.I.A: Accessibility as a Necessity in the Scholarly Communications Network

December 1, 2022

Time: 11am EST

Location: Online


Accessibility is a topic of increasing prominence within the scholarly communications industry. Where previously accessibility was ‘nice to have’, providing accessible materials is now a core part of every provider’s mission across the scholarly supply chain in order to reach the maximum possible audience and to make sure that students and researchers have access to the information they need to perform to their full potential.

This roundtable, sponsored by Elsevier, will focus on the entire scholarly communications workflow, considering the tools a researcher with a disability might use, from publisher, library, university, supplier and end-user perspectives. Attendees will take away insights on why accessibility is necessary, what efforts the publishing industry is making to ensure scholarly communications are more accessible across the workflow, and how they can start to think about accessibility in organizations of all sizes.