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

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OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020
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Registration is now open for PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability, and Digital Publishing!

PostScript is a free online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will take place every Friday in October, connecting 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.

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 are 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
  • Best Practices: practical demos and how-to’s

In addition, we’ve 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: www.tangledarts.org

PostScript features talks, presentations, and moderated conversations with:
Hannah Bullock / Samantha Cook / Noa/h Fields and Stefania Gomez / Caitlin Fisher / Rachel Gray / nancy viva davis halifax / Selim Harbi / Liza Kim Jackson / George Kerscher / Najmeh Khalili-Mahani / Farrah Little and Daniella Levy-Pinto / Logan MacDonald / Peter Pavement / Michaela Pnacekova / Adam Rallo / Carla Rice / Amy Rollason / jes sachse / Jutta Treviranus / Ryan Van Huijstee / Christine Wu / and more!

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 AND TO REGISTER

For program, schedule, accessibility, and registration information, please visit http://www.publicjournal.ca/postscript-a-series-on-accessibility-disability-and-digital-publishing/.

For updates, please check our site or sign up for the Public Access mailing list. The sign-up form for our mailing list is available on our home page: http://www.publicjournal.ca.

For inquiries, please email public@yorku.ca.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and York University.