Accessibility Seminar at the London Book Fair 2012: Mainstreaming Accessibility

Mainstreaming Accessibility: A practical session for publishers to reach more readers will take place during the London Book Fair.

Date: 16 April 2012

Time: 14.30 - 15.30

Venue: Cromwell Room, Earl’s Court

This year’s event will showcase the latest EPUB3 Accessibility Guidance, with demonstrations showing how publisher's content can be accessed by readers with print disabilities using the latest digital reading devices and software, and how building in accessibility can transform reading experiences. There will also be an update on the 'Accessible Publishing Best Practice Guidelines' since they were launched at last year's London Book Fair.

The event will be chaired by Graham Taylor, Director of Educational, Academic and Professional Publishing at the Publishers Association.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Weck, Software Architect and Programmer, DAISY Consortium
  • Huw Alexander, Digital Sales Manager, SAGE Publications
  • Pete Osbourne, Head of International Development and Partnership, RNIB, and Chair of the Right to Read Alliance
  • Sarah Hilderley, Accessibility Project Lead, EDItEUR
  • Alistair McNaught, Senior Advisor, JISC TechDis.

Entry to the seminar is free and on a first come, first served basis on the day. However, to help gauge the number of attendees, you are encouraged to register your interest in advance. By doing so, you will also be kept up to date on news in the run up to the London Book Fair. Please email Sharon Robinson at s.robinson(at)pls.org.uk

Please note that while the Accessibility seminar is free, entry to the London Book Fair itself is not. To register for the Fair, visit the London Book Fair website.