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Accessibility Webinar to Explore Library and Publisher Roles in Providing Digital Resources to Users of All Abilities

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Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 28, to learn from recent successes and challenges in practicing inclusivity to improve access to digital resources in libraries.

Looking through the lens of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled and exploring selected case studies, this session is designed to spur an active dialogue about the future of the digital book and the roles of research libraries and publishers in facilitating improved access to information—the cornerstone principle upon which libraries are built.

Speakers will include:

  • Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough; Governing Board Member, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Past Chair, IFLA Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee
  • Margaret Williams, Director of Content and Access, Centre for Equitable Library Access / Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques
  • Nancy King, Director of Product Management, EBSCO

Webinar Details and Registration

Title: Library and Publisher Roles in Making E-Resources Accessible to Users of All Abilities
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time
Fee: None
Registration: Register online

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.