Calendar: Upcoming Events
A list of past events is also available.
Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference ATIA 2015 Orlando offers attendees and exhibitors opportunities to track trends, stay on top of how customers are using assistive technologies and learn where the needs are so companies can begin developing new products and identify key advocates to turn customers into evangelists! More information is available on the ATIA 2015 website.
e-Access 15 is the UK’s leading conference on access to digital technology – websites, smartphones, tablets, digital TV, radio, software and hardware by people with disabilities and people of all abilities and ages.
For further details, please visit event website at http://headstar.com/eaccess14/.
Please review Matt Garrish's report of the most recent meeting in Tokyo (September 2014). For further information, please visit the EPUBZone website at http://epubzone.org/news/program-announced-for-edupub-phoenix-2015 and for registration details go to http://imsglobal.org/feb2015reg.cfm.
The International Publishers Congress helps publishers build profitable businesses, connecting them with industry leaders and providing market insight and strategic direction. More information can be found on the IPA Congress website.
This half-day conference on the trends and trend-makers in higher education publishing is essential for anyone involved in the development and dissemination of content and learning tools in higher education. It will be held in New York City.
Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has long hosted an annual conference analyzing the dramatic shifts in the way students learn, instructors teach, and content providers and their distribution partners develop and deliver course material. Formerly called the Making Information Pay for Higher Ed Conference, we've recast it in consultation with an advisory committee representing some of the best minds in the business, to better reflect the dynamic state of the industry. More information will be posted to the BISG website.
In 2015, new topic areas will promote thoughtful discussion and suggest new ways to integrate education, technology, advocacy, activism and interdisciplinary research. We all strive to strengthen communities and enhance the lives of all human beings. Together, we can harness the tremendous synergy generated by the intermingling and cross-fertilization of diverse perspectives, and ‘spread the word’ as we continue our professional and personal life journey.
Take your first steps to the islands by visiting the conference website: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu. Organizers welcome your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm. You are welcome to Waikiki, Hawaii, May 18 & 19, 2015.
Knowledge is a key driver of social and economic development. It helps shape individual and collective identity and can be a tool for empowerment and inclusion. In this context, disparities in capacity to access and use knowledge can greatly hinder the development of an inclusive society and become a significant source of inequality. While significant progress has been made through assistive technologies and accessibility standards, persons with disabilities are still at risk of exclusion from education.
Access to production, distribution and acquisition tools is therefore of crucial importance in modern society. It is also indicative of how we are able to address the need for access to knowledge for all.
The 9th European e-Accessibility Forum: e-Accessible Knowledge on June 8th, 2015 in Paris aims to provide a concrete demonstration of technologies, tools and methods that can improve access to education.
DSAI 2015 is the 6th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. DSAI 2015 will take place June 10-12, 2015 in Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development may also raise barriers and widen the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.
Senior citizens and other individuals with special needs often face multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should always take into account accessibility and usability features. More information is provided on the DSAI 2015 website.
Complete information on how to become a delegate for WLIC 2015, including details concerning conference registration, hotels, library visits, tours & activities, etc. are available on the conference website.
The 6th Africa Forum will focus on the post-Millennium Development Goals debate and the new development agenda for the millions of people who are blind or partially sighted.
It promises to be the largest-ever gathering of Africa’s blindness community, so mark your calendars! More information is provided on the event website.