When:
October 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020-10-16T13:00:00-04:00
2020-10-16T16:00:00-04:00

 

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing

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).

We have commissioned four artists to create work on the broad themes of accessibility, disability, and digital publishing through an open call in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability. Click here to visit Tangled Arts + Disability’s website: https://tangledarts.org

A downloadable PDF flyer is available by clicking here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices
Modern Digital Publishing: Born Accessible with presenters George Kerscher, Farrah Little, and Daniella Levy-Pinto; moderated by Devon Healey

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Publishing
Exploring Games, VR, and Mental Landscapes with presenters Samantha Cook and Najmeh Khalili-Mahani; moderated by Sarah Stang

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Artists and Writers
Artist Presentation by artist Christine Wu; moderated by Max Ferguson

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 16 SESSIONS BY CLICKING HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RdEsvt-vT3-fnan19ufthQ

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 graphic recording. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing public@yorku.ca.

To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit https://zoom.us/accessibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please sign up for the Public Access mailing list for programming and schedule updates. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page, here: http://www.publicjournal.ca

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.