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Making Content Accessible: How Can Publishers and Libraries Better Satisfy the Obligation?

May 13th, 2020

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) have a legal and moral obligation to support the information needs of those in their community. They are required to provide access to information resources that are as close as possible to those resources provided to individuals who do not experience those impairments. But what goes into making an ebook, a textbook, or other course materials fully accessible? This virtual NISO event will bring together stakeholders to discuss current efforts made to ensure that all content is accessible and the challenges still to be overcome.

Speakers include:

  • Violaine Iglesias, CEO & Co-founder, Cadmore Media
  • Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources, Northern Arizona University
  • Kara Kroes Li, Director of Product Management, EBSCO
  • Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility, Macmillan Learning
  • George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
  • Michael Johnson, Director, Content Partnerships, Benetech

Date

May 13, 2020

Venue

Online

Learn More

The NISO Events page for this conference includes registration and ticket details

Webinar: Creating Accessible Content

March 20th, 2019

Tzviya Siegman, Information Standard Lead at Wiley and member of the W3C Advisory Board is taking part in this NISO webinar entitled: Long Form Content: Ebooks, Print Volumes and the Concerns of Those who Use Both. Her presentation will offer an overview of accessibility, covering the basic definition of accessibility and the standards that define it, the business, social, and legal obligations around accessibility and the practices for getting started on an accessible workflow and resources, testing, and tooling for accessibility. Don’t miss this essential guide!

Date

March 20, 2019

Venue

Online webinar

Learn More

Full details including how to register can be found at the NISO website.