[Greater-Baltimore] FW: Agenda now available! NFB eBooks and EPUB Accessibility Seminar - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ringlein, Ellen ERinglein at nfb.org
Tue Mar 14 17:07:29 UTC 2017


From: Van Gerven, Clara [mailto:CVanGerven at nfb.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:00 PM
To: Ringlein, Ellen
Subject: Agenda now available! NFB eBooks and EPUB Accessibility Seminar - Thursday, March 23, 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, register now! <https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6882&qid=1701695> Registration is $100 (regular registration), and $25 (student registration with valid student ID).

Further Information

For further information please visit the NFB EPUB event page <https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6883&qid=1701695> , or contact Clara Van Gerven at cvangerven at nfb.org<mailto:cvangerven at nfb.org>, or Ryan Pugh at rpugh at nfb.org<mailto: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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