Calendar: Upcoming Events

A list of past events is also available.

2015-12-03 - Global

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.


Governments, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities to commemorate the Day.


More information is provided on the UN website.

2015-12-15 to 2015-12-17 - Shanghai, China

This ESCAP-CDPF Workshop on Accessible Knowledge, Information and Communication for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific is organized by ESCAP, in partnership with the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and Shanghai Municipal Government. DAISY Consortium and ATDO (Japan) are both participating.

2016-01-09 to 2016-01-12 - Las Vegas, US

Networked consumer devices and services can represent a technological and digital barrier for consumers with disabilities. At the same time, they can be exploited so as to become enabling tools for those users. The workshop addresses a range of research issues involving the accessibility of devices and services/content.


This workshop invites scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry and academia to present technical papers on their research and development results in areas of accessibility, including but not limited to the following topics:


  • Accessible devices/assistive technologies
  • Accessible services: e-learning, e-commerce, e-banking, etc.
  • Accessible content: e-books, accessible TV, accessible broadcasting, etc.

Detailed information is available on the workshop website.

2016-02-02 to 2016-02-06 - Orlando, Florida

The ATIA conference is the largest international conference showcasing the best in assistive technology tools and services.

More information is provided on the ATIA website.

2016-02-11 to 2016-02-13 - Prague, Czech Republic

A conference on markup languages and data on the web. More information can be found on the XML Prague website.

2016-03-03 to 2016-03-04 - New Delhi, India

More information is provided on the Techshare India 2016 website.

2016-03-21 to 2016-03-26 - San Diego, California

More information is provided on the CSUN 2016 website.

2016-04-10 to 2016-04-12 - London, UK

Global publishing leaders will debate sector's future in London. Details are available on the IPA Congress website.

2016-04-11 to 2016-04-17 - London, UK

2016-04-25 to 2016-04-26

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is in its 32nd year, and it will be held on April 25-26, 2016.


The Call for Proposals opened on September 15, 2015. Be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please feel free to e-mail conference organizers at, or call at 1-808-956-7539.


For more information on the Pacific Rim international conference, please go to

2016-05-15 to 2016-05-16 - Stockholm, Sweden

2016-05-16 to 2016-05-18 - Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) is seeking interesting & engaging speakers. Call for participation deadline is November 30th, 2015.

Four tracks are as follows:

  • Publishers and vendors doing the right thing!
  • Reaching out, attracting and keeping users active
  • The inclusive e-book ecosystem
  • Into the hands of readers

More information is provided on the Take Part 2016 website at:


Please submit by email to: takepart2016(at)

Include in the subject line: Take Part 2016 Proposal.

This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and generate new ideas and initiatives.

2016-05-30 - Paris, France

2016 theme: eAccessibility in a Connected World, for more information please go to

2016-07-11 to 2016-07-12 - Linz, Austria

The ICCHP 2016 will take place at the University of Linz.

The conference offers:

  • A unique platform for researchers,practitioners and experts.
  • Publication in SPRINGER Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Opportunity to organize, chair and publish your own Special Thematic Sessions.
  • Young Researchers Consortium, Workshops, Tutorials, Meetings.
  • Track on Universal Learning Design

More information is provided on the ICCHP Conference website.

2016-08-11 to 2016-08-12 - American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY

Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities:Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs.

2016-08-18 to 2016-08-25 - Orlando, FL, USA

The planning for the 2016 General Assembly that will once again be held in cooperation with the ICEVI and being hosted by the National Federation of the Blind (USA), is well underway. More information is provided on the World Blind Union website.