Roundtable 2: The Role of Data in Accessibility

Roundtable 2 — The Role of Data in Accessibility

From The Vienna Principles:

“The production of knowledge serves mankind and increases prosperity. Free and open dissemination of knowledge within the scientific community and beyond facilitates exchange, collaboration and the application of research results. There should be no technical, financial or legal obstacles delaying or preventing the accessibility of research findings. All research results should be accessible to people that are diverse in physical, economic and other conditions. Access should be ensured in the long-term.”

Is accessibility predominantly an issue of economic exclusion? What other areas of accessibility need to be considered?

Roundtable participants:

  • Sabina Leonelli - Professor in Philosophy and History of Science at University of Exeter
  • Lilly Winfree, PhD - Open Knowledge Foundation - Head of the Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Program 
  • Stefan Hanslik, PhD - Head of Unit Technical Science, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
  • Glyn Moody - Editor, journalist, author, and respected commentator on FOSS and free culture
  • Raman Ganguly - (Moderator) Technical director of Phaidra

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