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Digital Book World, Nashville

October 2nd to 4th, 2018

The popular mainstream publishing and technology conference, Digital Book World, is scheduled to return this year with a new focus and an exciting program. Accessible publishing will feature in Nashville as well as other publishing hot topics and DAISY are delighted to be be playing a significant role at the conference.  The session entitled “Building Accessibility Into Publishing Workflows: From The Ground Up” will be delivered by DAISY speakers and the Consortium will also play an advisory role in the creation of an Achievement in Accessibility in Publishing Award to be presented at the awards ceremony.

Date

October 2-4, 2018

Venue

Nashville, Tennessee

Learn More

Further program and registration details can be found at https://www.digitalbookworld.com

November 2017: W3C Publishing Summit

November 9th to 10th, 2017

The web is the universal publishing platform. Register for the inaugural W3C Publishing Summit and learn how web technologies are shaping publishing today, tomorrow, and beyond.

This summit will show how web technologies are making publishing more accessible, more global, and more efficient and effective. You’ll learn about things you should be doing now to improve your products and processes; developments coming soon that you need to be aware of; and what is coming next in web publications, EPUB, mobile, and the overall Web Platform that can support your workflows on everything from today’s browsers, tablets and smartphones to tomorrow’s environments.

There will be a specific focus on accessibility within the session “Accessibility in Publishing and W3C” presented by Romain Deltour, George Kerscher and Avneesh Singh from the DAISY Consortium and Judy Brewer from W3C.

The W3C Publishing Summit will be co-located with W3C’s main annual meeting, TPAC, so attendees will have the opportunity to network with Web developers and technical experts, including access to a solutions showcase demo area.

Date: November 9-10, 2017

Venue: Hyatt Regency, San Fransisco Airport

Learn more: visit the W3C Publishing Summit site for further information and registration details

A11yPub Symposium, Australia

A11yPubAustralia’s first inclusive digital publishing symposium brings together a powerful array of national and international presenters to build understanding about the benefits, new legal requirements and solutions surrounding the authoring, publishing and  procurement of digital books (ePUB, audio books and book apps).

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Date: to be confirmed, March, 2018

Venue: Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre

Who should attend?

A11yPub will be invaluable for content:

  • Creators: Authors, publishers, media groups, app developers,
  • Curators: End users, librarians in schools, local government,  higher education or private organisations.
  • Advisors: Disability peak bodies, government agencies, senior education staff and leaders.

Learn more

Visit the A11yPub site for more information.