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A Conversation with Simon Holt

by | Sep 14, 2022 | 0 comments


Did you know that we have a podcast? New episodes are posted each Monday with interviews and conversations from luminaries in the library and publishing world.

Episode 172 features a conversation between Simon Holt, Elsevier, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference:

Simon Holt is Disability Confidence Manager at Elsevier and he is deeply involved with the issue of accessibility in scholarly communication. In this podcast, Simon and Matthew discuss how making post-publication accommodations for disabled readers can be succeeded in the scholarly publishing world by born-accessible texts which have universal accessibility built into them. Simon talks about how different publishing formats, ranging from print text to audio, can serve the needs of all readers and widen the audience for scholarly texts. Simon seeks to transform the scholarly publishing environment to make universal accessibility both a part of the everyday publishing workflow and to make good business sense for publishers. Simon’s message for those concerned with accessibility is to join the conversation and not to be afraid to say the wrong thing.


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