Making your journal digital content more accessible & inclusive Education and Scholarly Resources Webinar – January 21, 2020 at 12:00 ET / 9:00 PT

The CALJ Professional Development Committee is very pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar focused on the current state of accessible digital content in education and scholarly resources. If you ever wondered about any of the following questions, this webinar is for you!
• Can the digital content you publish be read by digital screen readers?
• Is the font your journal uses easy to read for people with visual impairments?
• Do you include image descriptions for every image you publish in your digital content?
These are just a few considerations when thinking about digital accessibility in education and scholarly communication.

About the Webinar: Accessible Digital Content in Education and Scholarly Resources
In this webinar, Michael Johnson, Director Content Partnerships at Benetech, will provide an update on the current state of accessible digital content, including scholarly resources. Along the way, he will offer some thought-provoking numbers and describe some real-world stories about what print-disabled readers require and on how accessible content has changed their lives. The presentation will provide insight into the ways in which scholarly publishers, journals, and technology can enhance digital resources to make them accessible to everyone. After the presentation, Michael will be available for questions from the audience.

Who should attend:
• Journal editors and journal editorial and production staff
• Digital technology providers
• Everyone with a general interest in accessibility
Please join us on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 EST / 9:00 PDT. To register, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca. This webinar is offered for free to CALJ members. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and sponsorships are very much appreciated. To sponsor this webinar or another CALJ event, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.

About Michael Johnson
Michael is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of experience in the technology, publishing, and education markets. Michael works with publishers, conversion vendors, and other partners to ensure that new content is “Born Accessible” (i.e., made accessible to everyone when created) through Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible program, the first-ever program to 3rd-party certify the accessibility of ebooks.

Michael serves on the Higher Education Board of the Software Information and Industry Association. Before that, he was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Educational Publishers.

About Benetech
Benetech works to transform how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. One initiative of Benetech is Bookshare, an online tool that aims to assist people with reading barriers, such as dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy.

Webinar Registration
As space is limited, please register for this webinar by email to Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.
Registration is free for CALJ members.
Non-members pay a fee of $50.

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