codemantra’s Director of Accessibility Solutions to Speak at National Information Standards Organization’s Roundtable

Ian Smith
Director – Accessibility Solutions & Platforms

BURLINGTON, MA – Ian Smith, Director of Accessibility Solutions and Services at codemantra has been selected to speak at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Humanities Roundtable on September 23, 2020. Smith will speak on “Solutions for Creating Accessible Content” by leveraging his many years of digital document remediation experience from working with publishers, higher education, and public sector clients.

“NISO is very pleased that Ian Smith could join our Humanities Roundtable this year to speak on digital accessibility issues,” stated Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO. “It’s thought leaders like Ian that bring real-world experience to our roundtable and will make our event something you won’t want to miss.”

The theme of this year’s Humanities Roundtable is building better — better diversity, better accessibility, better technology — in order to develop a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable humanities community. From the complexities of controlled vocabularies and thesauri, to dealing with historically offensive language, and from defining accessibility in a humanities context to designing for it, the speakers will touch on many of the critical changes the digital humanities need.

“I am thrilled to be speaking at NISO’s Humanities Roundtable!” stated Ian Smith, Director of Accessibility Solutions and Services at codemantra. “The opportunity to present to this audience is an honor that I am looking forward to.”

For almost two decades, codemantra has been at the forefront of increasing the value of digital documents. By leveraging their cloud-based platforms coupled with the latest AI and machine learning techniques, codemantra has consistently delivered high-quality solutions and services to over 300 customers including publishers, financial institutions, SLED, and NGOs. codemantra ensures compliance and accessibility of digital documents, streamlines the lifecycle of content, and provides full-service content production. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, codemantra also has offices in London, UK and Chennai, India. For more information, please visit

Based in Baltimore, MD, NISO’s mission is to build knowledge, foster discussion, and advance authoritative standards development through collaboration among the cultural, scholarly, scientific, and professional communities. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages with libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website ( or contact us at For more information on the Humanities Roundtable, please visit – Event Link.

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