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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).

More information on the Public Access website

Accessibility

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 public@yorku.ca.

Organization

  • Public Access

    303 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

    PUBLIC was founded in 1988 by the Public Access Collective, a charitable non-profit organization. Its evolving membership has been curating and producing projects and urban interventions, speaker series and artist talks for over 30 years. In 2018, the Collective was reorganized into the incorporated charity, Public Access, under which the journal’s direction is managed by the Public Editorial Collective, and projects by Public Projects.

    PUBLIC is an interdisciplinary journal with a core focus on visual art. It strives to be an accessible, smart and beautiful journal about art with the timeliness and visual interest of a magazine, but the longevity of a book. PUBLIC maintains an enduring and esteemed profile in the periodicals market with its demonstrated commitment to publishing works, both written and visual, that are innovative and challenging, forward-thinking and critical, and engage both internationally and locally inflected perspectives.