Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All, Chicago

February 23rd, 2018

Diagram entitled "Access if for Everyone" written in the centre of a screen with pathways leading to various icons of the senses

Loyola University Chicago’s Digital Humanities department are proud to announce a one-day conference which will include three panels, a luncheon, and a digital accessibility edit-a-thon. All those interested in implementing digital accessibility in their personal and scholarly digital projects, websites, and resources are encouraged to attend.

Date

February 23rd, 2018

Venue

Loyola University, Chicago

Learn More

https://www.luc.edu/ctsdh/stories/archive/digia11yannounce.shtml

Digital Publishing Summit, Berlin

May 16th to 17th, 2018

Logo for EDRLab the organizers of this conferenceFollowing the two highly successful EPUB Summits in Bordeaux (2016) and Brussels (2017), EDRLab have announced that the Digital Publishing Summit Europe will be held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th of May, 2018.

During this day and half, there will be presentations (from W3C and EDRLab members) and demos of technical and business innovations in the publishing industry, from the production of natively accessible ebooks to the spread of highly interoperable EPUB 3 reading applications on all platforms, with Readium LCP inside. Insights into the German publishing industry, the wide digitization of the whole sector, the evolutions of the Tolino platform and the innovations in German startups will also be a focus.

EDRLab aims to strengthen a true spirit of cooperation between professionals and encourages the adoption of open standards and software by the European publishing industry.

Date

May 16-17, 2018

Venue

Berlin, Germany

Learn More

For further information inclusing details of early bird pricing visit:  https://www.edrlab.org/dpub-summit-2018/

W3C ARIA Working Group finalize digital publishing specifications

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has finalized several documents:

Further information about this is available in the blog post:
https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/12/wai-aria-authoring-practices-note

Following the completion of WAI-ARIA 1.1, the Working Group will begin work on WAI-ARIA 1.2, which will focus on defining features that correspond to existing HTML 5 features. This reflects convergence of an accessibility taxonomy for the web across various technologies and will support future scripting and automation of accessibility features. More information about the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group is available from its home page:
https://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/

33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, San Diego

March 19th to 23rd, 2018

The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference will be held in March this year and it promises to be as exceptional as ever. More than 5,000 people gathered last year in San Diego to explore new technology designed to assist people with disabilities.​ Registration is now open!

Date

March 19-23, 2018

Venue

San Diego, California

Learn More

For further information visit the conference site at:  http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2018/sessions/index.php/public/website_pages/view/1

 

Ace by DAISY: Open Source EPUB Accessibility Checker – New Beta Release 

Ace, by DAISY, the newly developed accessibility checking tool for EPUB, has entered its last phase of testing with a new beta release this week. The full release of Ace 1.0 is scheduled for the end of January 2018, so now is the ideal time to explore how you can incorporate accessibility checking within your workflows. For full details on Ace and what it can achieve for you, visit https://inclusivepublishing.org/toolbox/accessibility-checker/