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Simon Holt

Simon Holt

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier
Simon Holt has worked in scholarly publishing for over a decade, and is currently Publisher in the books division at Elsevier in Oxford, UK. He is also Chair of Elsevier Enabled, a group representing colleagues with disabilities. As a visually impaired person, he has first-hand experience of both the benefits of inclusion to both organizations and individuals, and the challenges involved in making it happen effectively. He believes that true accessibility in publishing means access to the publishing industry for people of all backgrounds, alongside the accessibility of published materials. In 2019, Simon’s contributions were recognized by the SSP Emerging Leader award.

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On-Demand Meetings

Bad Faith: How the Industry Needs to Build Trust with Under-Represented Groups


2023 | Jun 01, Simon Holt, Erika Valenti, Nancy Roberts, Rebecca Moakes

This will be a panel discussion exploring the gap between what publishers say about DEIA and the lived experience of content users. While progress is being made, our platforms and content are often delivered in ways that don't support a diversity of readers, and there is still work to be done on how we present and curate knowledge about Indigenous/First Nation peoples and culture. We will explore how platforms often lack basic accessibility features, how those with disabilities or neurodiversity struggle to access content in a way that suits them, and how we might better collect, curate and archive Indigenous knowledge and practices. The panel will discuss the issues and give an overview of what publishers could do to build trust with and better serve these communities.