Accessibility and Diversity Panel: Better Processes for Writers, Better Books for Readers
Audience: All Levels
Join Dan Holloway, Cat Mitchell and Michael Johnson in this enlightening panel as they explore how fostering accessibility and diversity mindsets can unlock success for indie authors of all backgrounds. Each will provide insights into accessibility challenges faced by authors and readers alike, touching on personal experiences, broader issues, and ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers. This engaging session offers practical resources and opportunities for involvement but also explores the evolving landscape of accessibility and the future of inclusive literature.
Senior Lecturer in Publishing/University of Derby
Cat Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and the Programme Leader for the Creative Writing and Publishing BA at the University of Derby. She previously worked in the publishing industry, including four years at Penguin Random House. She is currently researching disability in publishing, and in 2021 published the Access Denied report, which investigated barriers for disabled job seekers and employees in the industry.