Digital Book World 2023

Start date: January 16, 2023 - End date: January 18, 2023

Location: New York City

Conference

Digital Book World returns to its original home of New York City for 2023 and promises to be an exciting gathering for the publishing industry. Of interest to our readers is the panel on Accessibility in Publishing, moderated by expert accessibility consultant Bill Kasdorf. The stellar list of panelists include: Richard Orme, The DAISY Consortium Michael

Accessibility Metadata: Panel Discussion

Date: November 23, 2022

Location: Online

Webinar

The publishing industry embeds accessibility metadata in ebooks and other online publications to describe the features that facilitate the reading experience for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled.  Four speakers will share their perspectives on how accessibility is being defined in international epublishing standards, how metadata is embedded in publications,

Sight Tech Global 2022

Start date: December 7, 2022 - End date: December 8, 2022

Location: Online virtual conference

Conference

This free virtual conference is dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility, creating a more accessible world for people with blindness and visual impairments. Registration is free.

DAISY Webinar: Accessible Reading Systems – Requirements and Examples of Good Practices

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 15 UTC

Location: Online via Zoom

Webinar

Reading systems are available in a variety of options to enable reading across all platforms. But the reading experiences offered can vary, especially when assistive technology is being used. This webinar will highlight the requirements for an accessible reading system, discussing some of the good practices employed in current solutions.

DAISY AGM 2023

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: Washington DC, USA

DAISY

The DAISY Consortium Annual General Meeting for 2023 will be held in Washington DC on May 9. In the general meeting we transact the formal business required under our articles and governing regulations, and there will also be presentations to showcase some of our work. More information will be added to this event listing when

DAISY Webinar: Lessons Learned in the Journey to Accessible Publishing

Date: November 23, 2022

Time: 16.00 UTC

Location: Online via Zoom

Webinar

If you encounter a challenge on the road to accessible publishing, chances are you are not the first. In this session, we will reveal the issues that arise again and again, and hear how they are being addressed by companies as they get ready for the European Accessibility Act.

DAISY Webinar: Accessible Publishing Support

Date: September 28, 2022

Time: 15.00 UTC

Location: Online via Zoom

Webinar

The second in the new season of free DAISY webinars looks at the tools, training and resources available to publishers in their accessibility journey. Join a stellar panel as they discuss a host of useful sources and solutions available around the world.

Webinar: Accessible Publishing Fundamentals

Date: September 14, 2022

Time: 15 UTC

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Webinar

Accessible publishing is gaining increasing attention, with many new people approaching the topic, often driven by legislation like the EU Accessibility Act. To support this new audience, and refresh the topic for those with more experience, in this webinar we will go back to the fundamentals of publishing accessibility, highlighting how people with print disabilities

PageBreak

Start date: October 27, 2022 - End date: October 28, 2022

Location: San Francisco

Conference

PageBreak is a new publishing conference in the tradition of Books in Browsers and Tools of Change. We expect this conference to embrace cutting-edge technologies in publishing, incorporating a theme of accessibility.

Taking Stock of Positive Impact & Remaining Challenges: The Marrakesh Treaty

Date: July 19, 2022

Location: Hybrid - online and in person in Geneva

Conference

The Marrakesh Treaty came into force in 2016 and currently has 89 contracting parties covering 115 countries. WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) implements the objectives of the treaty at a practical level by increasing the number of books in accessible formats and making them available to people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print