News & Events

Here you will find all the latest news as well as upcoming and previous events.

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 […]

W3C Publishing Business Group Kickoff Meeting

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Publishing Business Group kickoff meeting took place in London on March 13th. The Publishing Business Group fosters ongoing […]

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 […]

W3C and IDPF Officially Combine Organizations

After seven months of debate over the merger, the International Digital Publishing Forum, developer of the EPUB e-book format, and the W3C, the internet […]

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 […]

EPUB 3.1 Now an IDPF Recommended Specification

The IDPF Membership has unanimously approved EPUB 3.1 as a Recommended Specification. The EPUB 3.1 revision includes a new accessibility specification and an accessibility […]

Certifying EPUB Publications for Accessibility

People who use accessible publications or purchase learning material want confirmation that what they get is, in fact, accessible. This concept is known as “buy […]

EPUB 3.1 Advances to Proposed Specification

The IDPF Board recently approved working group recommendations to advance the EPUB 3.1 specifications to Proposed Specification status. A public review and comment period will be open through November 7th. The final step according to IDPF policies is a member vote to approve as Recommended Specifications.

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 […]