Chair: Kristin Harpster, Editing, Design, and Production Manager, Wayne State University Press
Panelists: Jon McGlone, Front End Developer & User Interface Designer, University of Michigan Press; LeAnn Fields, Senior Editor, University of Michigan Press; Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Michigan; David Alan Rech, President/CEO, Scribe, Inc.
This practical panel will revealed why a well-created accessible manuscript file is a good file and what it takes to get there. Panelists discussed accessible epubs from multiple perspectives, including (1) what it’s like to use them, from a visually impaired professor and author; (2) what it’s like to work with authors to craft the materials you need, from an acquisitions editor; (3) what it takes to create systems and structures within a publishing company to create workflows, from a library production developer; and (4) what is the bigger picture of accessible ebooks and publishing, from a workflow developer. Viewers will come to see, as the panelists have, how a commitment to accessibility in publishing can create benefits for all readers.
Subjects areas: Editing, Design, Production / Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion