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Monday, March 23 • TBA
Reading needs and preferences among Canadians with print disabilities: ebooks & audiobooks

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Access to reading for people with print disabilities has significantly increased in the last few years, thanks to advances in technologies that make it possible to deliver reading material in a variety of new media formats. This panel assembled by NNELS, formed by people with various print disabilities, will talk about reading formats, which ones they prefer and why, and the advantages and limitations of the different formats. This conversation will underscore the different ways to access print content, and will also provide a broad range of perspectives regarding readers’ access to assistive technology. It will also highlight the importance of technological competency as a layer that impacts access to content.

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Karoline Bourdeau

Accessibility Tester, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Karoline Bourdeau believes that everything should be accessible. This belief has brought her to NNELS. Since starting as a Production Assistant and into her work as an Accessibility Tester she has been researching human rights concerns related to publishing and legal frameworks in... Read More →
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Ka Li

Accessibility Tester, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Ka Li is an accessibility and usability consultant in the area of digital access. He works with a variety of organizations such as NNELS, Microsoft and Google, to make sure that their products and services provide an outstanding experience for everyone that goes beyond compliance... Read More →
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Mélissa Castilloux

Accessibility Tester, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Mélissa Castilloux is a master's candidate in political science with the specialization in gender studies at l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). She is a member of the Regroupement Stratégique des Chercheur-es en Études Féministes (RéQEF), the Collectif de Recherche... Read More →
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Daniella Levy-Pinto

Coordinator for Accessibility Testing, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Daniella Levy-Pinto is an expert in accessibility, including digital technology as well as livable spaces. She has been a user of assistive technologies for more than 25 years in her different roles in academic and professional settings. As the Coordinator for Accessibility Testing... Read More →
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David Kopman

National Network for Equitable Library Service, National Network for Equitable Library Service
David Kopman has worn many hats over the years, including news photographer, technical support analyst, media specialist, and photography instructor. Around the year 2000, when his sight began to decline, and reading print material became more difficult, his career path took a big... Read More →

Monday March 23, 2020 TBA
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