Call for Papers: Satellite Meetings

Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section


"Creating an inclusive community of readers: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs"


11-12 August 2016


Galt House Hotel. 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA


This IFLA WLIC 2016 preconference is organized by IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities in cooperation with the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Making sure that everybody can have the best possible reading experience

  • through library services catering to all types of print disabilities,
  • through widely available rich audio and text books with descriptions of images and/or in tactile formats
  • through personalized ways of reading

Presentations will raise and discuss such topics as:

  • Facilitating the book selection process
  • Changing role of the librarian from the Marrakesh perspective
  • Finding and sharing accessible materials and collections
  • Accessible audio book technologies
  • Serving the full spectrum of print disabilities
  • Creating inclusive communities through programming and events
  • The added value of an analog service in the heart of the digital era.
  • Promoting Braille literacy

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted and presented in English.

Submissions should  include:

  • title of the paper
  • abstract fitting in with the topic of the conference in max. 300 words
  • authors names and speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note and a photo

Please submit your proposals to:

Koen Krikhaar

Important Deadlines

All proposals must be in by 1 March 2016.

Proposals will be evaluated by the satellite program committee group and successful applicants will be informed by 15 March 2016.

More information

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All proposals must be received by 1 March 2016.

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2016 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.