“Advances in Information Access – Opportunities, Applications and Technologies”
Information access is important to all persons with print disabilities (including, but not limited to, people with vision impairment) and has many dimensions, including format (braille, large print, E-text, etc.), facilities (libraries, agencies, educational institutions, government bodies) and modes of access (mobile touch devices, laptop, refreshable braille). The 2018 Conference will explore the ever-expanding opportunities presented to people with print disabilities for information access and creation, communication and learning.
This conference provides three full days of technical, research and panel sessions, presentations and practical workshops on issues related to accessibility. There are also many opportunities for networking and socialising with key speakers, panel members and attendees.
Dates and Venue
Saturday, 5 May 2018 – Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Call for Papers – extended to 11 December 2017
Program to follow.
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc (Round Table) has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Department of Social Services’ National Disability Conference Initiative 2017-18 grant administered under the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Programme. The purpose of the grant is to help offset the financial cost to self-funded individuals with a print disability wishing to attend Round Table’s 2018 annual conference, which is to be held in Sydney from 5 – 8 May 2018.
All applicants seeking a portion of the funding support made available by this grant must complete and lodge an application on or before 23 February 2018.
Further details to follow.