IFLA Seminar on Improving Accessibility of Cultural Heritage for Person with Disabilities

Date: March 18, 2023

Location: New Delhi, India


Coordinated by the IFLA Section for Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities, this seminar, which is in person and allows remote attendance online, will cover the following three areas: Presentations of international best practices Presentations from India covering challenges and inclusive library initiatives Open house discussions to determine the way forward especially in middle income

Round Table Conference 2023

Start date: May 6, 2023 - End date: May 9, 2023

Location: Sydney, Australia


The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities conference brings together interested parties from Australia and New Zealand to discuss information access for children and adults who cannot readily access standard print. The theme at the event this year is "Universal Information Access: Pathways to an Equitable Future" and will include a

Microsoft Ability Summit 2023

Date: March 8, 2023

Location: Online


The Ability Summit from Microsoft is a free online event to showcase the latest developments in accessible technology, learn from leaders with disabilities, and explore how accessibility empowers everyone within an organization, your community, and so much more.

Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, 2023

Start date: January 31, 2023 - End date: February 4, 2023

Location: Hybrid


ATIA is the premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities. This year’s event is a return to an in-person occasion but virtual participants are also welcomed.

Digital Book World 2023

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

Location: New York City


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


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


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


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.


Date: May 9, 2023

Time: 1300 UTC (900 EDT)

Location: Washington DC, USA


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. This year the AGM will be hosted in person and