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

Van Gerven, Clara CVanGerven at nfb.org
Wed Mar 15 02:45:29 UTC 2017

NFB eBooks and EPUB Accessibility

Thursday, March 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
200 E. Wells Street,
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

If you are interested in learning more about 
making any type of publication accessible, or in 
learning about the changes to the now-ubiquitous 
EPUB format for eBooks, time is running out to 
sign up for the upcoming eBooks and EPUB 
Accessibility Seminar. Registration will close 
Friday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. The 
full agenda is now available and listed below:


Plenary sessions

    * 8:00 a.m.: Welcome – Mark Riccobono, 
President, National Federation of the Blind 
(virtual), Anil Lewis, Executive Director of the 
Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind
    * 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Ushering in the Born 
Accessible Era – George Kerscher (International 
Digital Publishing Forum, DAISY Consortium)
    * 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Break
    * 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Accessibility – It’s 
Never Been Easier to Achieve and Never More 
Important – Bill Kasdorf (Apex CoVantage)
    * 11:00 a.m.-noon: Toward a Born Accessible World – Brad Turner (Benetech)
    * Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

Creation track

    * 1:30-2:30 p.m.: End to End Accessibility: 
 From Creation to the User, and in Between. An 
Update on What Is Possible – Rick Johnson (VitalSource)
    * 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break
    * 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Content Beyond Text: Making 
Images Accessible – Sue Ann Ma (Benetech)
    * 3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break
    * 4:00-5:00 p.m.: EPUB Conversion for Higher 
Ed. Students: Tips, Challenges, and What Works – 
Lora-Beth Allan (AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center)

Management track

    * 1:30-2:30 p.m.: The Path to EPUB: AAP's 
Role in Publisher Policy and Practice – Allan 
Adler (Association of American Publishers)
    * 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break
    * 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Choosing a Reading System: 
Your Silent Partner in Accessibility – Amy Mason 
(National Federation of the Blind)
    * 3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break
    * 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Challenges 2.0 – Jonathan 
Thurston (Pearson Higher Education)


To ensure you do not miss this unique opportunity 
to interface with many of the leading experts in 
the field, 
now! 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 Clara Van Gerven at 
<mailto:cvangerven at nfb.org>cvangerven at nfb.org, or 
Ryan Pugh at <mailto:rpugh at nfb.org>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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