Come, learn and get inspired at CSUN 2016

A selection of CSUN 2016 sessions you don't want to miss:

Innovation Accelerated: Google.org-Funded AT for Increased Independence

Thursday, March 24 at 9:00 am. Harbor Ballroom H-Google, 2nd Floor, Harbor Tower.

Presentation by Richard Orme (DAISY Consortium), Betsy Beaumon (Benetech) and Robert Ahlness (Dan Marino Foundation). Hear from Google.org-funded non-profits designing affordable AAC, accessible publishing standards, indoor navigation tools, and job interview training for people with ASD.

Multiple Services through DAISY Online

Thursday, March 24 at 9:00 am. Cortez Hill AB, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower.

Susanne Axner (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM) will describe how they provide online services including talking newspapers, books and community information.

Keep Your Voice as Synthetic Speech for Use on Your Assistive Device

Thursday, March 24 at 9:00 am. Ocean Beach, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower.

Voice is an important part of personality. This seminar led by Paolo Leva (Acapela Group) introduces my-own-voice, a service allowing the creation of a synthetic version of one’s voice before losing it.

Mainstream Reading Platforms for Blind and VI Students: Requirements & Real

Thursday, March 24 at 1:20 pm. Mission Beach AB, 3rd Floor, between Harbor & Seaport Towers.

Amy Mason (NFB) and Richard Orme (DAISY Consortium) will present a session on what makes digital reading accessible and which popular platforms currently best support blind and visually impaired students in achieving their educational goals.

New Guides by Publishers for Publishers: How to Create Accessible EPUB3

Friday, March 25 at 2:20 pm. Solana Beach A, 3rd Floor, Between Harbor & Seaport Towers.

Robin Seaman and DIAGRAM community members Richard Orme and Elaine Ober will present on important new strides that have been made by publishers in creating a shared understanding of what accessibility means in digital publishing, improving eBook accessibility for all.

Accessible Images and Beyond: “DIAGRAM Center +”

Wednesday, March 23 at 9 am. Solana Beach A, 3rd Floor.

Vice President of Benetech Labs, Anh Bui will present session participants with a look into the future of the DIAGRAM Center under the new DIAGRAM Center + award. Participants will learn about the expanded scope and the new five-year initiative for "born accessible" content.

EPUB 3 - An Accessible, Open, and Portable Document Format

Thursday, March 24 at 11:00 am. Harbor Ballroom C-IBM, 2nd Floor, Harbor Tower.

Becky Gibson (IBM) will host a session on how the open EPUB format enables a richer user experience and more inclusive access to digital math, interactive documentation, complex layouts, and charts.

Diagrammar Use Cases: A Framework for Making Images & Graphics Accessible

Friday, March 25 at 3:20 pm. Golden Hill AB, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower.

Presentation by Charles La Pierre (Benetech), Mark Hakkinen (ETS) and Becky Gibson (IBM). Learn how Diagrammar, the content model standard created by the DIAGRAM Center, can be used to help make images and graphics accessible to all readers.

Transforming Braille - Development and Release Of New Products

Wednesday, March 23, 3:20 PM. Mission Beach AB, 3rd Floor, between Harbor & Seaport Towers.

Kevin Carey's (RNIB) presentation will focus on the launch of Braille technology that revolutionises access and pricing.