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June 28, 2017: Better Together Conference

Working together towards accessible information for people with low vision. Took place on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. Share your knowledge Better Together was part of Vision 2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR) which took place from the 25th – 29th June. Together, we can expand […]

Producing and distributing accessible e-books

The 11th European e-Accessibility Forum (June 19th, 2017 in Paris) explored the role digital technologies play in ensuring an inclusive cultural landscape. How can digital access empower people with disabilities and enable them to become full participants in cultural life? Knowledge and information are a part of culture. People with different needs gain access to […]

M-Enabling Summit: Accessibility Progress in Digital Publishing

June 14th, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm in Washington, DC. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the World Wide Consortium (W3C) have merged. The potential for born accessible publishing is increasing.  This session highlighted the progress made by publishers in implementing accessibility standards. It also covered how the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty is […]

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March 23, 2017: How to create accessible EPUB

This one-day training seminar in Baltimore focused on creating and implementing accessible EPUB 3 in a variety of different settings. EPUB 3 provides features that outstrip those of electronic setups originally designed to be a replica of print, such as PDF. EPUB allows developing a better book that adapts to screen sizes and font size […]

Making Books Accessible: 2017 London Book Fair

This is an annual seminar, coordinated by the Publishers Association’s (PA) Accessibility Action Group. The main goal is to help publishers tackle accessibility issues and meet requirements. Mark Bide served as a Chair on March 16th.  Speakers were Emma House, Richard Orme, and Bill McCoy. Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations at the PA, opened with a […]

Reflections: EPUB Summit 2017

The second EPUB Summit, held in Brussels March 9-10, showcased the latest technological developments. With more than 150 attendees from different countries, it has become the not-to-miss European gathering for the Digital Publishing industry. The EPUB Summit is organized by EDRLab to promote EPUB, the publishing standard used all around the world. EPUB is in […]

Digital Book World: Accessibility Master Class

When: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Presenters were George Kerscher and Charles LaPierre. Accessibility is not a rocket science, and you’re closer than you think. Recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory landscape are making it impossible for publishers to ignore accessibility if they want to serve all the markets available to them. […]

Publishing Community Meeting

Took place in Lisbon, Portugal during the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) largest annual event, TPAC 2016 (Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee week). The agenda included discussions about publications on the Web, print on demand and other broader use cases for Open Web Platform technologies.

Take Part 2016

Take Part 2016 (May 16-18, 2016) in Stockholm focused on inclusive publishing for users, content providers, producers, and distributors.  More than 300 delegates from around the world met to exchange ideas and knowledge about the human perspectives on inclusive publishing.  Find out who presented – go to the MTM YouTube Channel.

DigiCon 2016

At DigiCon 2016 (May 10-11, 2016) in Chicago, George Kerscher (Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium) shared the development of an international baseline consensus on what accessibility means and what publishers should be expected to provide. Robin Seaman described the tools and resources Benetech and the DIAGRAM Center provide to make it easy for publishers to add accessible features to their publications.