Calendar: Upcoming Events
A list of past events is also available.
The goal of the EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit is to bring together major players across the global education segment, including: publishers, institutions, platform and solution providers, standardization organizations, content distributors, and accessibility organizations. The focus is to help advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards.
The EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit will provide an update on the emerging education profile of EPUB 3 with a primary focus on accessibility on Day 1 and a series of detailed technical sessions on Day 2 across a range of topics (LTI launch & outcomes, analytics, accessibility).
More information is provided on the IMS Global website.
The DAISY Consortium will host a workshop immediately before the CSUN 2016 conference in San Diego, USA. Attendees to this free event will hear about the latest progress made by organizations delivering accessible reading services, and have the opportunity to share their own experiences. Members, non-Members and Friends are all welcome.
Join us for the opportunity to learn from others, discover new contacts and generate future relationships.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd at 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please RSVP to Richard Orme rorme(at)outlook.com.
Deadline: February 26th, 2016.
The venue and agenda will be sent by email to all registered attendees.
The ABC collected nominations for the 2016 Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who have print disabilities.
Two awards will be presented, one to a publisher and one for an initiative. The two awardees will receive trophies at the annual awards ceremony held at The London Book Fair on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Accessibility Forum will take place on April 13th at 10:00 am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 1-808-956-7539.
For more information on the Pacific Rim international conference, please go to www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.
Registration is now open. Discount for DAISY members. Early Bird prices until Feb. 29th, 2016. More information about the conference and speakers can be found on the Take Part 2016 website at http://www.mtm.se/en/takepart2016/.
Follow @MTMedier on Twitter. Hashtag for the Take Part 2016 conference is #takepartSTHLM.
Theme - Mobile Innovation: Smarter Living for All
The M-Enabling Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies.
With its theme of “Smarter Living for All,” the 2016 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering mobile technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities. More information is provided on the M-Enabling Summit website.
More information is provided on the AHEAD 2016 conference website.
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 http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html.
- Opportunity to organize, chair and publish your own Special Thematic Sessions.
- Young Researchers Consortium, Workshops, Tutorials, Meetings.
- Track on Universal Learning Design
On February 1st, 2016, the submission for extended abstracts ends.
More information is provided on the ICCHP Conference website.
Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities:Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs. Call for Papers deadline: March 1st, 2016.
Please submit your proposals to Koen Krikhaar koenkrikhaar(at)dedicon.nl
More information about the conference is provided on the DAISY Consortium website.
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.
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.