News & Events

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

Winners Announced: ABC Excellence Awards

The winners of the 2017 Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing were announced at the London Book Fair. SAGE of […]

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 […]

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.