Calendar: Past Events

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2016-09-22 - Lisbon, Portugal

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) are organizing a one-day Publishing Community Meeting during W3C’s largest annual event, TPAC (Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee week).


The Publishing Community Meeting at W3C TPAC will take place Thursday September 22 from 08:30 until 15:00. The agenda will include discussions about publications on the Web, print on demand and other broader use cases for Open Web Platform technologies. Also included will be updates and future ideas for the evolution of EPUB 3 and related specifications such as the EPUB for Education profile. More information is provided on the IDPF website.

2016-09-06 to 2016-09-07 - Online

Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web's most notable experts for a two-day online conference. Register today.

2016-08-21 to 2016-08-24 - York, UK

The conference will address all aspects of universal design, design for all, and inclusive design, including universal design of the physical environment, of products and of the digital world. For more information, visit

2016-08-18 to 2016-08-25 - Orlando, FL, USA

The 2016 General Assembly will be held in cooperation with the ICEVI and hosted by the National Federation of the Blind (USA). More information is provided on the World Blind Union website.

2016-08-11 to 2016-08-12 - American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY

Main theme - Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities:Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs. More information about the conference is available on the Satellite conference website.

2016-07-11 to 2016-07-12 - Linz, Austria

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
  • Opportunity to organize, chair and publish your own Special Thematic Sessions.
  • Young Researchers Consortium, Workshops, Tutorials, Meetings.
  • Track on Universal Learning Design

More information is provided on the ICCHP Conference website.

2016-07-11 to 2016-07-16 - Indianapolis, Indiana

More information is provided on the AHEAD 2016 conference website.

2016-06-13 to 2016-06-14 - Washington, DC

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.

2016-05-30 - Paris, France

2016 theme: eAccessibility in a Connected World, for more information please go to

2016-05-19 - Global

The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. More information can be found on the GAAD website.

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

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


Follow @MTMedier on Twitter. Hashtag for the Take Part 2016 conference is #takepartSTHLM. Watch conference videos to find out who will take part.

2016-05-15 to 2016-05-16 - Stockholm, Sweden
2016-05-10 to 2016-05-11 - Chicago, US

At DigiCon 2016, George Kerscher will discuss the development of an international baseline consensus on what accessibility means and what publishers should be expected to provide. Robin Seaman will describe the tools and resources Benetech and the DIAGRAM Center provide to make it easy for publishers to add accessible features to their publications. More information is provided on the event website.

2016-05-03 to 2016-05-04 - Geneva, Switzerland
2016-04-25 to 2016-04-26

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, or call at 1-808-956-7539.


For more information on the Pacific Rim international conference, please go to

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

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.

2016-04-10 to 2016-04-12 - London, UK

Global publishing leaders will debate sector's future in London. Details are available on the IPA Congress website.

2016-04-07 to 2016-04-08 - Bordeaux, France

More information is provided on the European Digital Reading Lab website.

2016-03-22 - San Diego, CA, USA

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)


Deadline: February 26th, 2016.

The venue and agenda will be sent by email to all registered attendees.

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

The 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, will be held at the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel March 21-26, 2016. Each part of the CSUN program is available for download on the DAISY Consortium website as a navigable DAISY 2.02 publication in addition to the HTML and EPUB files.

Full program is also available on the CSUN 2016 website. Take a look at the selection of sessions presented by DAISY staff, members and supporters.