Calendar: Upcoming Events

A list of past events is also available.

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

Main theme - Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities:Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs. More information about the conference is available on the Satellite conference website.

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.

2016-10-04 to 2016-10-06 - Baltimore, Maryland, US

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and Google are co-hosting a three-day event for access technology trainers this fall. Please join us on October 4-6 to learn more about all things Google. Android, Chrome OS, and Google Apps (including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, etc.) will be the main topics of the training. If you are an access technology trainer and are interested in participating, apply.


Participation will be free for successful applicants. Space is limited, so be sure to submit your application early. The deadline is Friday, September 2. The event will be held at the NFB Jernigan Institute at 200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

For more information, please visit

2016-10-19 to 2016-10-23 - Frankfurt, Germany

More information can be found on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.

2016-10-24 to 2016-10-25 - Vilnius, Lithuania

The goal of the "Libraries for an Inclusive Society" conference is to encourage a dialogue to realize the full potential of people with disabilities by developing inclusive library services. Public, academic and special librarians, policy-makers, researchers and professionals at institutions serving people with disabilities are invited to attend. The keynote speaker is Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


The conference languages are Lithuanian and English. Visit the conference website to learn more.

2016-10-24 to 2016-10-26 - Reno, Nevada, USA

The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. This includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  • Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
  • Individuals with motor impairments
  • Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
  • Individuals with multiple impairments
  • Older adults with diverse capabilities
  • Professionals who work with these populations

More information is available on the conference website.

2016-11-14 to 2016-11-18 - Westminster, Colorado, US

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference. More information is provided on the Accessing Higher Ground conference website.

2016-11-14 to 2016-11-15 - Kyoto, Japan

2016-11-18 - Tokyo, Japan

2016-12-02 - Online

Learning Ally is accepting applications for presentations for their December 2nd online conference.


This is a "live conference", and your webinar style session will also be recorded for playback. The purpose of the conference is to increase understanding about dyslexia, educate and engage teachers and parents, and advocate for children with learning disabilities.


Apply by August 1st, with acceptances of presentations on a rolling basis. More information can be found on the Learning Ally website.

2017-01-17 to 2017-01-19 - New York City, USA

For more information, please go to the event website.

2017-02-27 to 2017-03-04 - San Diego, California, USA

More information is provided on the CSUN conference website.

2017-06-26 to 2017-06-27 - The Hague, Netherlands