Open Publishing Festival - Disability and Access to Research: Open for Whom?

Starts:  May 18, 2020 9:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  May 29, 2020 5:00 PM (PT)

This May will see the Open Publishing Festival come to life – a digital celebration of diverse cultures of open practice. 

The current conditions of life under pandemic lockdown have spurred calls for broader access to the scholarly literature as the daily experiences of many disabled people are, quite literally, brought home to a broader portion of the research community. Limited access to research material when the physical library is closed is merely the same condition under which many people with disabilities are forced to work in ‘normal times’.

Those interested in participating should send a brief outline note on a proposed contribution to Martin Eve ( by the 13th May.

The inaugural event will take place over 2 weeks (May 18 to 29) and is presented in a format that we hope will help cheer you up in these difficult times.