[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Epub and accessible graphics

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Wed Feb 15 12:17:47 UTC 2017

Special Keynote Speaker Announcement
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the NFB eBooks and EPUB accessibility event will be George Kerscher, Ph.D.<https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6393&qid=1602849>

George Kerscher is President of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), Chief Innovations Officer for the DAISY Consortium, Senior Advisor, Global Literacy at Benetech and Chair of the Steering Council of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Dr. Kerscher's topic will be "Ushering in the born accessible era." This presentation will explain how the EPUB Accessibility Specification 1.0 will enable publishers to boast about the fine work they have done to make their publications born accessible to persons with disabilities.  It will go on to explain what it takes to  meet the minimum baseline for accessibility. Finally a vision of how the certification of born accessible publications can impact education in both K-12 and higher education will be imagined.

Event Details
In addition to the talk by Dr. Kerscher there will be sessions on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  *   Upcoming release of the EPUB accessibility conformance specification<https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6390&qid=1593941>
  *   Latest updates to EPUB to be released in version 3.1<https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6391&qid=1593941>
  *   Accessibility certification
  *   The importance of choosing your platform and distribution channel
  *   Accessible graphics and what is and is not possible in EPUB
  *   What to look for when outsourcing production

Don't miss this opportunity to meet experts in the industry and ensure that your print-disabled users can join the rest of the world in enjoying the convenience and power of the EPUB revolution.

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 registration fee is $100 (regular registration) and $25 (student registration with valid student ID)

Register now!<http://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6392&qid=1593941>

This event will be held at the NFB Jernigan Institute at:

200 East Wells Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

Additional Information
For more information, please visit  Accessible eBooks <https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6392&qid=1593941>
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
United States
(410) 659-9314

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