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Why Accessibility Matters: Presentation at ATLA and NFAIS Roundtable

NFAIS logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is invited to present on “Access, Disability, Governance and Privilege: A Challenge to Professionals in the Humanities Disciplines” to the staff of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and participants of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Humanities Roundtable with the theme Digital Humanities and Digital Publishing: Global Opportunities and Challenges from 1-2 October 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

On 1 October, Dr. Cogburn will conduct meetings with ATLA Executive Director Ms. Brenda Bailey-Hainer and the ATLA leadership team, where he will present to ATLA staff on the importance of accessibility and disability research. Dr. Cogburn will then participate in the NFAIS Welcoming Reception in the evening at IIT Institute of Design in Chicago.

On 2 October, Dr. Cogburn will present at the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable hosted this year by ATLA and Quarles & Brady LLP. In his presentation “Access, Disability, Governance and Privilege: A Challenge to Professionals in the Humanities Disciplines,” Dr. Cogburn will explore, within the context of humanities and higher education, why librarians, scholars, information providers and publishers should dialogue about topics of accessibility and disability.

The Humanities Roundtable features a variety of speakers who will address practical aspects of developing and delivering multicultural, multilingual information services to increasingly broad and diverse audiences. Topics include international intellectual property concerns; editorial policies and practices; and user expectations and requirements.

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