Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers and socializing this season!
Where: Lackey Room at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Biased and stereotypical representation is harmful, and nobody wants to be labelled a problematic writer. Sensitivity readers act as another line of defense against misinformation, helping authors who may wish to write outside their own experiences. Writer and editor Elliott Dunstan explains the role and responsibilities of sensitivity readers and share his experiences reading for d/Deaf, trans, and mental illness representation.
Book and Periodical Council members are invited to attend this event for free.
Sure, the words are important, but so is the way the words look. Graphic designer Andrea Emery discusses the importance of typography in layout and design, sharing her over 30 years of experience as a graphic designer.
WCAG is required by laws, policies, and legal settlements around the world. Expert David MacDonald covers some of the considerations to keep in mind when writing or editing web content for a broad audience that includes those with disabilities.
Anyone looking for a drink or bite before the program will find a friendly Editors table at Gibson’s (402 Queen St.) conveniently located just down the street from the Cathedral.
The venue is near the Transitway and offers free parking beside the church. It is accessible from Sparks Street.