Calendar: Upcoming Events

A list of past events is also available.

2015-08-15 to 2015-08-21 - Cape Town, South Africa

Complete details 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.


2015 Open Session: The inclusive library - How to render inclusive library services to blind and visually impaired people will also take place. The preliminary list of papers that will be presented has been posted to the IFLA website.

2015-08-19 - (Fee-based) Online @ 11:00 am EST

Speakers: George Kerscher, Secretary General of the DAISY Consortium and Senior Officer of Accessible Technology-Learning Ally, and Becky Gibson, Senior Technical Staff Member, Accessibility, at IBM.


Target Audience: Educators, authors, and corporate facilitators interested in learning more about EPUB and the options for using EPUB to create accessible materials

Register online.

2015-09-09 to 2015-09-12 - Budapest, Hungary

AAATE focuses on the Advancement of Assistive Technology in its widest sense and strives to involve all stakeholders along the value chain. Organizers are pleased to invite you to Budapest, Hungary, a beautiful and culturally rich city in the heart of Europe. More information is provided on the AAATE website.

2015-09-21 to 2015-09-22 - China Braille Library in Beijing, China

The theme of the 11th forum will be "Straddling, Merging and Sharing: A New Level of the Information Accessibility". There will be several sub-forums including "Assistive Technology", "Education and Training", "Public Cultural Services". "Accessible Reading", "Accessible Publishing" and "Government Assistance on Blind Aids and Services".

2015-10-04 to 2015-10-08 - Kampala, Uganda

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.

2015-10-14 to 2015-10-18 - Frankfurt, Germany

Starting in 2015, the Frankfurt Book Fair will be even more structured according to individual themes and market segments. More information is provided on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.

2015-10-20 to 2015-10-22 - Lisbon, Portugal

The European Commission, together with the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Portugal bring you: ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform.

The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities:

  • A policy conference presenting the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme)
  • An interactive exhibition showcasing the best results and impact of most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation
  • Many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, helping participants find partners, connect Research and Innovation and trigger collaboration
  • Funding opportunities: ICT 2015 will also be the place to gather information on the 2016 Work Programme of Horizon 2020

For further details, please visit the event website.

2015-11-11 to 2015-11-12 - Milan, Italy

2015-11-16 to 2015-11-20 - Westminster, CO

Presented and hosted by the Association on Higher Education & Disability (AHEAD), Accessing Higher Ground is conducted in collaboration with ATHEN, EASI and the University of Colorado-Boulder. More information is provided on the Accessing Higher Ground conference website.

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

More information is provided on the ATIA website.

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

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

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

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

Call for Papers will open in Fall 2015.