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London Open Research Week - Accessibility

Venue: Online

Sadie Roosa
Responsibility, Rights, and Repositories: Negotiating for Accessibility of Open Access Content.

Josie Caplehorne and Liam Green-Hughes
Towards an accessible and inclusive research support culture.


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  • Josie Caplethorne -

    Josie Caplehorne is currently the Management and Information Systems Manager, with Research and Innovation Services, at the University of Kent. She leads on the provision of high-quality reporting of research and innovation management information and supports research and innovation systems. 

    In her substantive roles with Information Services, as Scholarly Communications Coordinator and Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Representative, Josie is the University Press Open Access journal publishing lead and founder of the Scholarly Communication Conference. 

    Josie is a member of the Altmetrics Conference Committee and Publishers Association Accessibility Action Group.  
    Her interests include equality and accessibility practices in professional research support services and across the wider research community.

  • Liam Green-Hughes -

    Liam Green-Hughes is a Library Systems Developer in Information Services at the University of Kent. His role includes providing technical support and development for the university's research and data repositories. 

    A big focus of Liam's work over the last few months has been to improve the experience of assistive technology users with the repositories. This has involved researching best practice by attending conferences and following developments in accessibility online. 

    Liam has worked in IT for twenty years for a range of organisations both in the public and private sectors. His experience spans different sectors including education, telematics, telecoms and the media.  

    Outside work, Liam recently decided to try something new and to learn how to develop computer games. 

  • Sadie Roosa, Collections Strategist for Repository Services, MIT -

    Sadie Roosa is the Collection Strategist for Repository Services at MIT Libraries. Prior to that, she was the Repository and Metadata Systems Manager at WGBH’s Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and she served on the board of Digital Commonwealth.