Free Webinar: Making Math Accessible, One Step at a Time

April 22nd, 2020

The DAISY Consortium has announced the launch of a series of free weekly webinars on accessible publishing and reading in response to the multiple challenges being faced by conferences around the world due to Coronavirus, as well as feedback from the wider DAISY community expressing interest in online training resources.

Learn how to support students with learning disabilities by developing number sense, showing work, and teaching concepts in multi-modal formats. Highlighting examples in tools such as Mathshare, Desmos, and PhET, we will present contextualized research on how to support students with learning disabilities in learning math.

Date

April 22, 2020 at 3pm UTC

Venue

Live online via Zoom or via the DAISY YouTube channel afterwards

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Sign up for the April 22nd webinar 

For information on the whole DAISY webinar series on offer you can register your interest on the Webinar Information Page

Free Webinar: Create EPUB Publications from Word with a Simple Tool Anyone Can Use

April 15th, 2020

The DAISY Consortium has announced the launch of a series of free weekly webinars on accessible publishing and reading in response to the multiple challenges being faced by conferences around the world due to Coronavirus, as well as feedback from the wider DAISY community expressing interest in online training resources.

This webinar will introduce the new WordToEPUB tool from the DAISY Consortium. The free tool, developed with support from Microsoft, is a simple and straightforward method of converting Word documents to valid and accessible EPUB files. The session will describe the concepts that underpin WordToEPUB, demonstrate different ways it can be used, describe benefits and limitations, highlight early use cases and discuss future roadmap.

Date

April 15, 2020 at 3pm UTC

Venue

Live online via Zoom or via the DAISY YouTube channel afterwards

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Sign up for the April 15th webinar 

For information on the whole DAISY webinar series on offer you can register your interest on the Webinar Information Page

Free Webinar: Publishers Faceoff to Prove the Accessibility of their EPUBs

April 8th, 2020

The DAISY Consortium has announced the launch of a series of free weekly webinars on accessible publishing and reading in response to the multiple challenges being faced by conferences around the world due to Coronavirus, as well as feedback from the wider DAISY community expressing interest in online training resources.

Publishers are being required to demonstrate their accessibility claims. It is no longer acceptable to simply say that your products are accessible without proving it. With the rise of EPUB 3 as the dominant format in publishing, we can now demand Born Accessible materials from all publishers. This webinar will provide a platform for disability experts from the DSO and accessible publishing community to dive deep into EPUB 3 digital textbooks from the top selling publishers in Higher education.

Date

April 8, 2020 at 3pm UTC

Venue

Live online via Zoom or via the DAISY YouTube channel afterwards

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Sign up for the April 8th webinar

For information on the whole DAISY webinar series on offer you can register your interest on the Webinar Information Page

Free Webinar: Helping Higher Ed Students with Access to Accessible Course Material During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 1st, 2020

The DAISY Consortium has announced the launch of a series of free weekly webinars on accessible publishing and reading in response to the multiple challenges being faced by conferences around the world due to Coronavirus, as well as feedback from the wider DAISY community expressing interest in online training resources.

This first webinar will explore some of the innovative considerations the industry is making to support students at this challenging time. Learn how students and instructors in nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities can use digital reading systems to access the materials that they need to continue learning through the remainder of the term. The session will highlight initiatives available in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland.

Date

April 1, 2020 at 3pm UTC

Venue

Live online via Zoom or via the DAISY YouTube channel afterwards

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Sign up for the April 1st webinar 

For information on the whole DAISY webinar series on offer you can register your interest on the Webinar Information Page

Free DAISY Webinars

We are happy to announce that we’re scheduling several webinars on accessible publishing and reading. This is in response to multiple challenges faced by conferences around the world due to Coronavirus, as well as feedback from the wider DAISY community expressing interest in online training resources.

These webinars will be:

  • free of charge to anyone anywhere
  • run for up to 1 hour
  • have capacity for up to 500 participants to experience and interact with live
  • archived for later viewing if you missed the live session

Learn more about our webinar series including details of the next 4 sessions.

If you have an accessible publishing presentation to propose delivering as part of this webinar series please contact us with the details.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners of the ABC International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing

Congratulations to the winners of the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards who were announced yesterday.

Macmillan Learning is the worthy winner of  the publisher category and Fondazione LIA  for the initiative category. Both winners are applauded for their achievements in improving the accessibility of ebooks and other digital publications for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

Nominees were judged on the criteria of outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of ebooks or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled. In the past, winners have been announced at a much anticipated annual awards ceremony at the London Book Fair. Unfortunately, however, the London Book Fair was cancelled this year following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe and the winners were advised via email of this honour.

A full report is available via the ABC website