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SSP awards “Best Innovation” to codemantra, and recognizes three popular poster submissions -

At the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 43rd Annual Meeting, held virtually on May 24-27, 2021, codemantra was awarded “Best Innovation” for “Using AI to Make Your Documents Accessible” during the SSP Previews Plenary: “New and Noteworthy Product Presentations.”

This lightning-round plenary offered the chance to learn more about the industry’s newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content in 5-minute, back-to-back presentations. Attendees left with exposure to a wide breadth of content on new and updated products of interest to the scholarly publishing community. After ten presentations, attendees were asked to vote for the product, platform, service, or content that displayed the most original or creative thinking.

Barry Bealer, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for codemantra, introduced viewers to accessibilityInsight™, an intelligent document processing platform that uses machine learning to automate up to 80% of document accessibility production to help organizations become more inclusive; transition to digital accessibility efficiently and affordably; ensure legal compliance to all national and international standards; extract information and properties from the document; and classify documents based on structure, for quick and accurate compliance.

Additionally, SSP offered scholarly posters as a new category of Annual Meeting presentations. Originally planned for 2020, these posters provide an avenue to share additional content with attendees, and can even lead to more in-depth and interactive exchanges of information than is possible in concurrent sessions. Meeting attendees were asked to vote on their favourite poster for “Best Content,” “Best Design,” and “Best All-Around.” The winners are: Best Content - An OKR Story: Objectives & Key Results at The MIT Press, by Gabriel Harp, The MIT Press; Best Design - The Journal of Ethics in Publishing from The George Washington University (Gabrielle Bethancourt-Hughes, George Washington University, Lois Jones, American Psychological Association, and John Warren, George Washington University); and Best All-Around - Is Implicit Bias Impacting Your User’s Experience? by Rachel Volentine, University of Tennessee.

For those who missed the SSP Annual Meeting, you can catch the Previews Plenary and Poster Sessions in the SSP On Demand library in the coming weeks.

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