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Reading System Roundup – Updated

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Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1

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Inclusive Publishing Partner, RedShelf, Wins EdTech Award

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Upcoming Events

Inclusive Design 24 is a free 24-hour online community event on accessibility. It celebrates efforts worldwide to ensure people with disabilities have full and equal access to the web. This 24 hour completely free event includes 24 one-hour webinars on all things accessibility. The sessions range from beginner to advanced and are aimed at everyone from executives to web developers. Of particular interest to our audience is the session entitled: 360° Accessible Book Publishing presented by Laura Brady (Publishing consultant) and Tzviya Siegman (Wiley).

Details for this session: The work of accessible publishing often falls squarely and solely on the shoulders of production staff. And this is a problem. In order for the needle to be meaningfully moved on accessibility, the work of publishing inclusively must permeate a publishing house, with the meaningful involvement of editors, designers, marketing, and sales being critical pieces of the puzzle. In this talk, we will go through some accessibility actions for everyone in the publishing industry.

Inclusive Publishing Partner, Fondazione LIA, are presenting a training course for professionals coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) in order to provide an introduction to writing alt text descriptions.  Eliza Molinari will discuss the general rules for writing effective alternative descriptions that comply with the requirements of international guidelines. Specifically, this course will include:

  • the different types of alternative description;
  •   the classification of images
  •   the different types of images based on their function

Please note that this course will be delivered in Italian

Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

October 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the most important marketplaces worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. Publishing experts, writers, and supply chain contacts from the creative industries across the world come together and Frankfurt becomes a hub for the media and publishing industry. There is always an exciting focus on accessible publishing.

We look forward to updating this event page with relevant programming details.

PageBreak

October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022

PageBreak is new publishing conference in the tradition of Books in Browsers and Tools of Change. We expect this conference to embrace the theme of accessibility and look forward to updating our readers on programming and speakers as more details are made available.

Building on the best of Books in Browsers and Tools of Change, PageBreak is a community-driven conference focused on celebrating and sharing the ways people are moving beyond traditional models and embracing contemporary technology, workflow, and processes.