October 2, 2020 - October 30, 2020
PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing
Hosted by Public Access
PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, and distributors from around the world who work in publishing and have a stake in, focus on, or interest in issues related to disability and accessibility. By gathering and fostering international connections, Public Access will encourage the development of networks and knowledge sharing.
The name of our event, “PostScript,” simultaneously references a page description language used in publishing applications, the historical problem of seeing accessibility as an “add-on” or afterthought, and the notion that we have increasing opportunities to expand upon the print medium into new modes of accessibility in the digital.
For PostScript, “publishing” includes traditional and nontraditional forms of publishing, emerging forms of storytelling (such as VR/AR/XR), and gaming.
The sessions will be divided into four main categories:
- Publishing (topics related to publishing professionals);
- Artists and Writers (topics relating to disabled artists and writers);
- Contexts (broader contextual discussions); and
- Best Practices (practical demos and how-to’s).
PostScript is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will be held on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Every session will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. Some sessions will include LSQ interpretation and graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.