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Open or ajar? And how we can blow the b****y doors off!

Watson, Ben, Caplehorne, Josie (2020) Open or ajar? And how we can blow the b****y doors off! In: Open and Engaged, 19 Oct 2020, Online. (Unpublished) (doi:10.23636/1232) (KAR id:83594)

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Abstract

The Open Access movement has transformed access to publicly funded research outcomes. Since 2009 there has been a 216% increase in the number of Open Access journals registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals who have published over 5,276,127 articles between them. But what happens when Open Access content can’t be meaningfully engaged with by those who rely on alternative formats? What if the structures of these outputs mean that, for many people around the world, open articles may as well remain behind a restrictive paywall.

Ben and Josie discuss how Open Access could lead the way to ‘open accessibility’, how the 'Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations' are impacting the work of public sector bodies to improve accessibility, and what more could be done to place responsibility on the private sector to create accessible content at point of creation.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Speech)
DOI/Identification number: 10.23636/1232
Uncontrolled keywords: Open Access, Open Accessibility, Accessibility
Divisions: Central Services > Information Services
Central Services > Student Support and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Josie Caplehorne
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 13:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83594 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Watson, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7728-1985
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