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March 23, 2017: How to create and implement 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 […]

March 16, 2017: Making Books Accessible @ 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.  Speakers were Emma House, Richard Orme, and Bill McCoy. Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations at the PA, opened with a briefing on the […]

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, 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. While […]

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.

2016 EPUB Summit

The 2016 EPUB Summit in Bordeaux, France (April 7-8, 2016) covered many subjects from mobile apps to accessibility and web development. Speakers included Virginie Clayssen – SNE Digital Committee President, Pierre Danet –EDRLab President, Daniel Weck –Standards, Accessibility (DAISY, EPUB 3, Readium),  Alex Bernier –BrailleNet, Markus Gylling – IDPF Technical Director,  Ric Wright – Readium Technical Director and Laurent Le Meur – EDRLab Technical Director. View Daniel Weck’s presentation slides.

On Focus: EPUB Accessibility and Certification

The EDUPUB Alliance held their meeting with a related summit on EPUB Accessibility and Certification on February 24-25, 2016 near Baltimore, Maryland.