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Stacy Scott

Accessibility Manager
Taylor & Francis

As a blind Mathematics graduate, I have both the lived experience and professional vantage point from which to understand the challenges faced by learners with a print-disability and I am forever committed to breaking down barriers and improving the availability of accessible education - and enhancing independent study - for all.

I have been professionally involved in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) education sector, forming the basis for my career – beginning as a University advisor; and following a trajectory through a diverse and rewarding career.

In prior roles, I worked in Bangladesh, India and across several countries in Africa, on making education more inclusive, which saw my involvement in a vast array of diverse, illuminating and extremely meaningful and challenging projects.

I then headed the RNIB Bookshare Service in the UK; working with over 1,100 publishing partners, to bring their content onto the RNIB Bookshare platform, to be used by students with any print-disability, for free. The platform grew rapidly and currently provides over 760,000 free eBooks in a variety of accessible formats.

Moving closer to accessibility challenges in academia, I have just taken on the role as Accessibility Manager for Taylor & Francis, where I will aim to provide a clearer, more cohesive strategy on accessibility across the company, building on the wonderful, award-winning work T&F has already achieved.

I can often be found in the 'accessibility community' speaking at events or hosting/attending panels. I also chair the Accessibility Action Group for the Publishers Association. A group which brings publishers, vendors, stakeholders and end users together, to break down barriers to accessing any, and all, published materials. Something that still remains my raison d'etre!

Past Events

19 October 2022,

Accessibility in action: three challenges for the publishing industry