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WBUAP Mid-Term Regional General Assembly 2014 will be an opportunity to develop solutions to problems faced by blind persons in this region. There will be discussions on educational opportunities, access to information, employment and social enterprise. In addition, an exhibition of the latest technical aids for visually impaired persons will be held along with the event. More information is provided on the event website.
Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities. More information is provided on the Closing the Gap conference website.
In this seminar, speakers will summarize the benefits of EPUB 3 for accessible publishing. The presentation will describe how to add audio Media Overlays and image descriptions to existing mainstream e-books.
This will be accompanied by live demonstrations, and the meeting will include an open Q&A session. More information is provided on the EASI website. This webinar is a part of a fee-based series. Scholarships are available.
More information is provided on the WLIC 2014 Satellite conference website.
More information about the 8th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2014) is provided on the conference website.
The 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is focused on the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI, through the following modes of communication: Plenary / Keynote Presentation, Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions, Tutorials and Exhibition. More information is provided on the conference website.
The EDUPUB Europe meeting will provide an update on current progress of the EDUPUB initiative to advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability, accessibility, and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards. EDUPUB is an alliance of trade and standards organizations and other stakeholders working to establish a globally interoperable, accessible, open ecosystem for e-Textbooks and other Digital Learning Materials via EPUB 3, Educational Sector Standards and the Open Web Platform. More information is provided in the news article on the DAISY Consortium website.
IDPF DB14 will be held Wednesday-Thursday, May 28-29, 2014, at BEA (Javits Center, NYC). IDPF Digital Book is the premier conference in the industry.
The conference program includes a number of renowned Australian and international keynote speakers, including Peter Osborne from the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the UK and Mary Kelly, equity director from the Queensland University of Technology. More information is provided on the 2014 Round Table website.
The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first. Read the blog post by Joe Devon that inspired GAAD.