Misako Nomura is a board member, chief secretariat, Library project coordinator, Assistive Technology Development Organization(ATDO) in Japan. ATDO conducts research and development of assistive technology and universal design to improve information accessibility for people with print disabilities at the national and international levels.

With her experiences as a former Director of Information Center, Japanese Society for Persons with Disabilities(2008-2016), and a former chair of the IFLA Library Services to Persons with Special Needs Section (2015-2019), she has been advocating Inclusion in libraries under the concept of the SDGs, “leave no one behind.”

To achieve the above goal, she has promoted library accessibility as well as assistive technology such as DAISY/EPUB for persons with print disabilities.

Secretary of Japan DAISY Consortium

A member of IFLA’s Regional Division Committee for Asia-Oceania.

A member of Executive Committee of Duskin Leadership Program for Young Persons with Disabilities in Asia and Pacific.

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