Here you will find all the latest news and upcoming events.
In the recent update to version 19.2 (February 2024) of InDesign, new features were introduced to improve the export of accessible EPUBs, thanks to […]
AccessU will feature seven learning tracks this year. The organizers are accepting proposals from presenters who may not be able to attend the event […]
Do you have some great accessibility information that you’d like to share at PWAC 2024, either in person or online? The organizing team would […]
March 7, 2024
IPP partner, Microsoft are holding a one day one-day, free digital event experience on March 7, 2024. It celebrates people with disabilities, allies, and accessibility leaders who will provide learning opportunities at the event.
If you are interested in how you and your organization can imagine and build a more inclusive culture while including voices across the disability spectrum then you should register now for this event where you will learn about leading accessible technology, discover real-life stories of empathy and vulnerability, get exclusive access to thought leadership discussions on how accessibility empowers everyone in your organization, and so much more.
March 12, 2024 - March 14, 2024
The London Book Fair always hosts a number of events of interest to our inclusive publishing audience. Of particular interest this year:
The Marrakesh Treaty and Global Accessibility in Publishing – The Marrakesh Treaty ensures that people with print disabilities have equal access to literature and information. This session will disclose progress and industry initiatives for promoting accessibility, diversity, and inclusion along with practical actions that the industry can make to contribute to this significant milestone.
Voices Unheard: Addressing Inclusivity and Representation in the Publishing World. This thought-provoking session is designed to recognise and embrace the power of narratives that have long been side-lined. The speakers will explore the importance of authentic storytelling, accurate representation, and the positive impact they have on readers of all backgrounds.
March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024
The CSUN AT Conference is typically one of the largest events in the world, drawing an international audience and highlighting the latest developments from across the assistive technology field. There are many presentations and sessions at this conference which are of interest to our readers including:
- Reading and writing math with a screen reader – Richard Orme and George Kerscher
- European Accessibility Act: Game changer for accessible books – Richard Orme and Elisa Molinari
- Sourcing Accessible Education Materials – Rachel Comerford
- Accessibility QA for ebooks: Are automatic tools enough – Gregorio Pellegrino
- Accessible online writing – Rachel Comerford and Crista Earl
- Certified accessible ebook ecosytem – Rachel Comerford
March 27, 2024
In this free webinar from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre metadata expert, Amanda Lee, will discuss what accessibility metadata is, where it goes, why it matters, and what it can do for you and your children’s books. We’ll also discuss ways you can work accessibility metadata creation into your workflow so that every reader will know if your books will work for them.