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Accessibility compliance in Denmark and Lithuania

Maverick Affiliate Senior Associate, Will Awad has written extensively about the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and its goal of removing barriers to products, services, and infrastructure for individuals in Europe affected by disabilities. In Breaking Down Barriers: An Overview of the European Accessibility Act and Its Implementation Across the EU Countries (Ireland and Germany), Will […]

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Breaking Down Barriers

An Overview of the European Accessibility Act and Its Implementation Across the EU Countries (Ireland and Germany) The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is an EU Directive 2019/882 established to improve accessibility across member states for people with disabilities. Enacted with a focus on accessibility standards throughout the European Union, the EAA’s aim is to enhance access to a […]

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Accessible eBooks, intentional workflow

Digital content is increasingly coming under fire for its accessibility – or lack thereof. However, legislation in the United States, together with legislative developments in Europe, means that digital content must be usable by all people, including those with disabilities. So, time for a rethink. Businesses – in particular, publishers – are looking for ways […]

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Highlights from R2R 2023

Maverick Senior Associate Jayne Marks participated in the recent R2R conference and provides her perspectives in this recap. Fully hybrid for the second year, the 2023 Researcher to Reader conference attracted speakers and delegates from around the world. The technology allowed for virtual/in-person discussions in small groups as well as participation via online chat with […]

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Operationalizing DEIA in your publishing organization

The specific context of publishing is one which calls on publishers to not just improve the diversity of their workforce, but to also pay careful attention to what and how they publish. But publishers face major challenges when working to operationalize and implement the changes they need to make. Research tells us that – although […]

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