[Nfbnet-members-list] NFB eBooks and EPUB Accessibility Seminar - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Van Gerven, Clara CVanGerven at nfb.org
Mon Mar 6 23:27:02 UTC 2017

NFB eBooks and EPUB accessibility event update

The National Federation of the Blind eBooks and 
EPUB accessibility seminar is now less than three 
weeks away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 and spaces 
are filling up quickly. Because of the heavy 
interest, we expect to reach full capacity during 
the preregistration period, and so will not be 
able to accept onsite registration.


Speakers at this seminar include, but are not limited to:
    * Dr. George Kerscher, President of the 
International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), 
Chief Innovations Officer of the DAISY Consortium
    * Bill Kasdorf, Vice President & Principal 
Consultant, Content & Media Solutions at Apex CoVantage
    * Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product 
Strategy at VitalSource Technologies and board 
member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium
    * Sue-Ann Ma, Product Manager of Benetech Labs
    * Jonathan Thurston, Head of Accessibility Product Management at Pearson
    * Ronald Dutton, E-Text Production Manager at AMAC


Topics that will be covered include:
    * Ushering in the born accessible era
    * Center for Accessible Materials Innovation 
(CAMI) research overview and EPUB production
    * A tool for creating accessible EPUB
    * Digital Image and Graphic Resources for 
Accessible Materials (DIAGRAM) on accessible graphics and image description
    * The importance of choosing your platform 
and distribution channel – reading system evaluation
    * Accessibility certification

A full announcement of speakers, bios, and topics will be coming soon.


To ensure you do not miss this unique opportunity 
to interface with many of the leading experts in 
the field, 

Registration is $100 (regular registration), and 
$25 (student registration with valid student ID).

Further Information

For further information please visit the 
EPUB event page, or contact Ryan Pugh at rpugh at nfb.org

This event will be hosted under the auspices of 
the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center 
of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, 
Public Information, and Commerce (CENA), with 
financial support through the Non-Visual 
Accessibility Initiative grant from the State of 
Maryland. The CENA serves to share the 
considerable knowledge that the NFB and its 
partners have of web accessibility and access 
technology in order to bring about greater 
accessibility in government, education, and 
business; to promote best practices nationally; 
and to build Maryland’s status as leader in the field.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
you or your future. Every day we raise the 
expectations of blind people, because low 
expectations create obstacles between blind 
people and our dreams. You can live the life you 
want; blindness is not what holds you back.

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
United States
(410) 659-9314 

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