Shaping the New Status Quo: Global Perspectives in Scholarly Publishing
Cenveo Publisher Services is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor this year at the SSP Annual Meeting, May 39-31 in San Diego. Join us at Booth 309 and discover intelligent automation, accelerated workflows, accessibility solutions and more. Be sure not to miss our panel session on Thursday, May 30!
Session 2E: Thursday, May 30, 2:00-3:00 pm
Digital Equality: The Importance of Accessibility in Your Publishing Strategy
Mike Groth, Director of Marketing, Cenveo Publisher Services (moderator)
Atul Goel, President, Cenveo Publisher Services
Pamela Starr, Ph.D, Director, Student Ability Success Center, San Diego State University
Caroline Desrosiers, formerly SAGE Publishing and currently CEO + Co-Founder, textBOX Digital
Compelled by clear ethical reasons and compliance requirements, most publishers are working to make content fully accessible. Creating content that is “born accessible” also opens up new opportunities for publishers to expand the reach of content and connect with new audiences and markets. The same technologies and guidelines that improve access to materials for people with visual, hearing, mobility, perceptual and cognitive limitations, or who face other barriers to reading printed materials, can also be tremendously useful to all customers.
In this session, we’ll discuss how verified accessible content drives positive social change through technology AND makes good business sense. You’ll learn:
How properly structured and tagged content improves discoverability and is the foundation for accessibility
What Section 508 and WCAG compliance means for publishers and their digital content
Practical tips to build accessibility into publishing workflows
How well structured content and metadata improves rendering for multiple formats and platforms, including HTML5 and EPUB3