Tuesday, February 02, 2016

CFP: Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) IFLA Satellite Pre-conference (Louisville, Kentucky)

Call for Papers for the LPD Satellite in Louisville, Kentucky USA

IFLA Section 31: Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD)

Preconference Satellite to IFLA's WLIC 2016

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for IFLA satellite conference Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016.
Creating an inclusive community of readers
Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs
Our Vision: 
Making sure that everybody can have the best possible reading experience

Presentations will raise and discuss such topics as:
  • Facilitating the book selection process
  • Changing the role of the librarian from the Marrakesh perspective
  • Finding and sharing accessible materials and collections
  • Accessible audio book technologies
  • Serving the full spectrum of print disabilities
  • Creating inclusive communities for people with disabilities through programming and events
  • The added value of an analog service in the heart of the digital era
  • Promoting Braille literacy

This conference offers a rare opportunity for professionals from a variety of disciplines to discuss the challenges and solutions to providing timely accessible materials in appropriate formats to the people we serve.  Librarians from special libraries for the blind, as well as from public libraries serving blind and print-disabled patrons; educators, accessible instructional materials providers; professionals from university disability offices, and others with an interest in these topics have been invited to come together to learn, to share, and to discuss.

Join the conversation by submitting a paper for consideration.
Thursday, August 11, 2016   -  Friday, August 12, 2016
Eastern Time
Galt House Hotel
140 N 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA

Paper Submissions                                                                 
  • title of the paper
  • abstract fitting in with the topic of the conference in max. 300 words
  • authors' names and speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address, a brief biographical note, and a photo

Please submit your proposals to Koen Krikhaar at koenkrikhaar@dedicon.nl.

All proposals must be received by 1 March 2016.
Proposals will be evaluated by the satellite committee group and successful applicants will be informed by 1 April 2016.

Please Note
All expenses, such as travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.  Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.

Karen Keninger, Director
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress