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BOSTON: Barry Bealer, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances at codemantra has been selected to moderate a panel on digital document accessibility at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Plus Conference on February 24. Bealer will moderate the panel, “Why are organizations continuing to be blind to accessibility?” (

NISO is very pleased that Barry could join the NISO Plus Conference this year to moderate a panel on digital accessibility issues,” stated Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO. “Barry’s involvement in the accessibility industry will allow him to dive into panel topics many organizations wrestle with while trying to meet ADA 508 compliance challenges.”  

The NISO Plus Conference will be held online this year due to COVID-related challenges. The conference is scheduled for February 22-25 and organized into 50 separate sessions with topics including accessibility, misinformation, FAIR data, knowledge bases, digital humanities, preprints, and standards and best practices. There are over 120 confirmed speakers representing 20 different countries from Australia to Brazil, Ghana to Ireland, and more.

I am thrilled to be moderating a panel on digital document accessibility,” Bealer said. “We will explore why organizations continue to ignore or delay their digital document accessibility compliance and what steps are necessary to meet standards and directives.

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codemantra is a global leader that provides an AI-driven Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) platform. The platform automates digital document accessibility compliance; captures classifies, and extracts document insights; and transforms any document into any desired digital format. codemantra has consistently delivered high-quality solutions and services to over 300 global customers in multiple markets including publishing, financial services, public sector, non-profits, and K-12 & higher education. Headquartered in Boston, codemantra also has offices in London 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  

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