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W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation

September 18th to 19th, 2018

The W3C have announced the latest in a series of workshops exploring the capabilities needed to ensure that the web delivers on its full potential as a universal platform for digital publishing.

This technical workshop will focus on evaluating the current status and exploring future directions of visually-rich long-form digital publications based on Web Technologies (particularly CSS, the formatting language of the Web), encompassing both fixed and dynamic layouts. Such “high-design” publications, with complex or sophisticated layout, may be sequential art (Comics, Manga, Bandes-Dessinées, etc.), magazines, picture books, cookbooks, educational materials, etc.

Date

September 18-19, 2018

Venue

Tokyo, Japan

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Further details and how you can participate in this event can be found at the event listing on the W3C website here

NNELS Accessible Publishing Workshop – Toronto

March 20th, 2018

This 3-hour workshop in Toronto is intended for people who know (or want to know!) some HTML and can navigate some of the inner workings of an EPUB file.

Laura Brady will demonstrate how code problems can trip up assistive technology, and how to clean an ebook’s markup while also giving hands-on comparisons of what works seamlessly and what gets snagged in various environments. Laura is an ebook developer, the principal of Brady Type, and the editor-in-chief of EPUB Secrets. She consults on workflow, tools, specifications, and production best practices.

Audience: ebook production staff, or other interested people such as consultants, alternate-format producers, editors, writers, librarians, and publishing students.

Cost: free!

Date:

March 20th, 2018

Time:

9-12 ET

Venue:

900 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada

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Further details about the event and how to attend are available on the workshop registration page.

Typefi User Conference, Brighton

March 22nd to 23rd, 2018

The Typefi User Conference offers Typefi users, partners and staff an opportunity to network, share best practices, and learn from each other. If you’re considering adopting Typefi as your automated publishing solution, this is an excellent chance to see the platform in action and talk to other users.

Of particular interest is the morning workshop on the 22nd of March on Accessible Publishing which will include an introduction to accessibility, as well as in-depth presentations and conversations with experts in accessible publishing. If you want to understand why accessibility is important, and how to build standards-compliant accessibility features right into your publishing workflows without increasing composition costs then this session is for you!

Date

22nd-23rd March, 2018

Venue

Brighton, U.K.

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