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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.

2016-03-07 to 2016-03-09 - New York City, USA

The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the premier event for publishers and content providers of all sizes and business models who plan to thrive in the era of digital transformation.

2016-03-03 to 2016-03-04 - New Delhi, India

More information is provided on the Techshare India 2016 website.

2016-02-24 to 2016-02-25 - Huntsville, MD, USA

The goal of the EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit is to bring together major players across the global education segment, including: publishers, institutions, platform and solution providers, standardization organizations, content distributors, and accessibility organizations. The focus is to help advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards.


The EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit will provide an update on the emerging education profile of EPUB 3 with a primary focus on accessibility on Day 1 and a series of detailed technical sessions on Day 2 across a range of topics (LTI launch & outcomes, analytics, accessibility).


More information is provided on the IMS Global website.

2016-02-11 to 2016-02-13 - Prague, Czech Republic

A conference on markup languages and data on the web. More information can be found on the XML Prague website.

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

The ATIA conference is the largest international conference showcasing the best in assistive technology tools and services.


More information is provided on the ATIA website.

2016-01-09 to 2016-01-12 - Las Vegas, US

Networked consumer devices and services can represent a technological and digital barrier for consumers with disabilities. At the same time, they can be exploited so as to become enabling tools for those users. The workshop addresses a range of research issues involving the accessibility of devices and services/content.


This workshop invites scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry and academia to present technical papers on their research and development results in areas of accessibility, including but not limited to the following topics:


  • Accessible devices/assistive technologies
  • Accessible services: e-learning, e-commerce, e-banking, etc.
  • Accessible content: e-books, accessible TV, accessible broadcasting, etc.

Detailed information is available on the workshop website.

2015-12-15 to 2015-12-17 - Shanghai, China

This ESCAP-CDPF Workshop on Accessible Knowledge, Information and Communication for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific is organized by ESCAP, in partnership with the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and Shanghai Municipal Government. DAISY Consortium and ATDO (Japan) are both participating.

2015-12-11 - Milan, Italy - Politecnico di Milano piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - Aula De Donato

International Seminar. Free registration.

2015-12-03 - Global

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.


Governments, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities to commemorate the Day.


More information is provided on the UN website.

2015-11-19 to 2015-11-20 - Stockholm, Sweden

More information is provided on the Swedish DAISY Consortium website.

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.

2015-11-13 - Milan, Italy



9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Greetings

 10:15 am Baseline for Born Accessible EPUB, George Kerscher [DAISY Consortium]

10:45 am Accessibility, the role of standards, Daniel Weck [EDRLab]

11:00 am DIAGRAM and image description presentation, Betsy Beaumon [Benetech]


11:30 am Coffee break


12:00 pm Accessible e-Reading Systems: Ensuring that baseline accessibility reaches the end users, Avneesh Singh [DAISY Consortium]

12:30 pm Metadata: The way accessible books get to be known to the world, Paola Mazzucchi [mEDRA]


1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Case studies on collaboration:


Cristina Mussinelli [LIA Foundation]

ABC Consortium - Monica Halil [ABC Consortium] 

Load2learn - Richard Orme [DAISY Consortium]


3:00 pm Round table discussion: Paths to further collaboration

4:30 pm Open discussion

5:30 pm Conclusion


Location: Laboratorio Formentini per l’editoria, via Formentini 10, Milan.