Accessibility and Representation in Publishing

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Accessibility and Representation in Publishing

February 14, 2023

The SLPA’s February program will be a valentine to equity, respect, and accessibility.

Presenter Mary Fashik (she/her) is a Lebanese-born queer disability rights activist, author, public speaker, and workshop facilitator. In 2019, she founded Upgrade Accessibility, a movement designed to challenge today’s accessibility standards that now also includes disability rights, intersectionality, disability justice, and equity.

Fashik is a member of the National Disability Mentoring Coaliton’s Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, an honoree on Diversability’s 2021 D-30 Disability Impact List, and Accessibility Advisor of the Year in Corporate Live Wire’s 2022–2023 Global Awards. Her podcast, The Politics of Disability, was chosen as Best Interview Podcast at the 2022 Astoria Film Festival.

She will provide insights into how writers, designers, and publishers can enhance respect, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity in what we publish and ensure that all we do represents those values.

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