Access conference calls for papers

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 15:00pm

The Roundtable on Print Disability, hosted by the Western Australian Association for the Blind, is calling for papers for its April 2012 conference.  The conference covers a wide range of topics around blindness, vision impairment and other print disabilities. Topics include education, digital delivery of print materials, web accessibility, assistive technology and audio description.

The theme for the 2012 conference is “Universal access - are we there yet?” focusing on the impact of digital technology on a space which was formerly occupied by books and print media.

“We're closer than ever to the goal of universal access to information for people who can't read print. But are we there yet?” the call for papers asks. “What new barriers has technology introduced? Is accessibility in mainstream technologies inevitable, and is it good enough?”

The term “print disabilities” includes people who have difficulty accessing printed materials, such as those with dyslexia, vision impairment or restricted mobility.

Held in Perth from 28 April to 1 May, the conference will involve speakers, panel discussions and workshops. Paper submissions close on Monday, 14 November 2011. 

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