6th European eAccessibility Forum: The First Confirmed Speakers Have Been Announced

e-Accessibility is gaining momentum, as demonstrated by the increase in governmental initiatives and commercial interest in the field. The domain of a few dedicated specialists until a few years ago, it is today a regular preoccupation in the ICT sector.

This achievement must not, however, be overstated. e-Accessibility is still often considered costly add-on to the development of information systems although integrating e-Accessibility at the core of information systems is a technological, economical and sociopolitical necessity.

It is in this context that the Institute of e-Accessibility (IAN) is organizing the 6th European Forum on e-Accessibility on March 26th, 2012 on the theme: “Putting e-Accessibility at the Core of Information Systems”. The first confirmed speakers have been announced. Markus Gylling, CTO of the DAISY Consortium and the IDPF will discuss the potential of the recently approved EPUB 3 standard and its role in accessible publishing. More information is provided on the 6th European Forum on e-Accessibility website.