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Virtual Conference


It can be all too easy to forget that the final letter “A” in DEIA is for accessibility. However, it is critical — and in many cases, a legal requirement — to ensure that the information being created, curated, and disseminated is accessible to all. This four-hour event will cover the perspectives and expertise needed to ensure that products and services meet required accessibility specifications. Whatever the product or interface, coordinating efforts between users, developers, administrators, information professionals, and others key stakeholders and service providers is essential. What are the stumbling blocks and what are some of the emerging solutions – whether technological or standards-based? Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of what’s needed and what’s possible.

Confirmed Speakers include, Caroline Desrosiers, Founder & CEO, Scribely; Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC; Mark McCallum, Business Development Director for UK and Europe, codemantra; Stacy Scott, Head of Accessibility, Taylor & Francis; Tzviya Siegman, Information Standards Lead, Wiley; and Neil Soiffer, Chief Listening Office, Talking Cat Software.

Event Sessions

12:00pm Noon - 12:15pm EST: Welcome


12:15 - 12:45 pm EST: Foundational Talk (broad and stage setting)


1:15 -1:45 pm EST: Case Study #1: Math ML (what is needed for accessibility)


1:45 - 2:30 pm EST: Break

2:30 - 3:00 pm EST: Case Study #2: Image Descriptions


3:00 - 3:30 pm EST: Case Study #3: AI Solutions


Mark McCallum

Business Development Director for UK and Europe

3:30 - 4:00 pm EST: Vision Interview: Future State


Additional Information

NISO assumes organizations register as a group. The model assumes that an unlimited number of staff will be watching the live broadcast in a single location, but also includes access to an archived recording of the event for those who may have timing conflicts. 

NISO understands that, during the current pandemic, staff at a number of organizations may be practicing safe social distancing or working remotely. To accommodate those workers, we are allowing registrants to share the sign-on instructions with all colleagues so that they may join the broadcast directly. 

Registrants receive sign-on instructions via email on the Friday prior to the virtual event. If you have not received your instructions by the day before an event, please contact NISO headquarters for assistance via email ( 

Registrants for an event may cancel participation and receive a refund (less $35.00) if the notice of cancellation is received at NISO HQ ( one full week prior to the event date. If received less than 7 days before, no refund will be provided. 

Links to the archived recording of the broadcast are distributed to registrants 24-48 hours following the close of the live event. Access to that recording is intended for internal use of fellow staff at the registrant’s organization or institution. Speaker presentations are posted to the NISO event page.

Broadcast Platform

NISO uses the Zoom platform for purposes of broadcasting our live events. Zoom provides apps for a variety of computing devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) To view the broadcast, you will need a device that supports the Zoom app. Attendees may also choose to listen just to audio on their phones. Sign-on credentials include the necessary dial-in numbers, if that is your preference. Once notified of their availability, recordings may be downloaded from the Zoom platform to your machine for local viewing.