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.
Of particular interest this year are the following events organized by The LIA Foundation:
- Accessibility on Action: In light of the forthcoming European Accessibility Act, the adoption of the “Born accessible” principle is nowadays in the agenda of all the publishing companies operating in Europe and worldwide. This seminar will focus on three key aspects of accessibility: Born accessible publications, Image descriptions & Accessibility metadata
- Accessibility networking event: Join the international crowd of accessibility experts for a drink and a snack and find your peers to discuss challenges of inclusive publishing, like certification of accessible e-books, image description and metadata distribution.
- Reading in the Dark: Through the absence of light, the Reading in the dark cancels any distinction between those who read with their eyes, those with their hands, and those with their ears. Famous writers and blind or visually impaired readers alternately read the same book, revealing the different ways of using it.