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In the fall of 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) agreed to a landmark treaty in Marrakesh, Morocco to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.
This session will provide an overview of the treaty, discuss its potential implications, and describe how standardized technology can facilitate access to the visually-impaired community. Register on the NISO website.
Zero Project Conference in Vienna (February 27-28, 2014) focuses on innovative policies and practices for persons with disabilities. The conference seeks to strengthen the commitment of all stakeholders to promote, protect and advance the rights of persons with disabilities, and to improve their daily lives. More information is provided on the Zero Project Conference website.
Techshare India 2014 will focus on the implementation of existing and new technologies and will work towards closing the gap that exists today. Call for papers is now open. More information is provided on the Techshare India website.
New Delhi will be the venue for an IDPF technical seminar on EPUB and the Open Web Platform for Publishers, co-sponsored by W3C, DAISY Consortium, and the National Book Trust, India. Hosted by Adobe Systems at their Noida campus, the all-day event (9:00am-17:00pm) will cover the latest developments in EPUB 3, HTML5, and the Open Web Platform, aiming to give senior leaders and technologists at publishers and solution providers the information they need to know to efficiently create and distribute eBooks and other digital publications.
Speakers include senior leaders at IDPF, DAISY, W3C, Adobe, and O'Reilly Media and will cover the latest technical developments and showcase powerful tools and emerging best practices in the fast-evolving digital publishing industry.
Space is limited as a maximum of 150 attendees can be accommodated, so register now to ensure your place at this first-ever IDPF event in India.
EDUPUB is hosted by Pearson Education and co-sponsored by W3C and IMS Global Learning, with corporate sponsors including Aptara and SPi Global. The workshop's goal is to identify critical gaps that need to be filled to advance the effective global adoption and use of e-textbooks and digital learning materials. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to help ensure that EPUB, the overall Open Web Platform of which it’s a part, and eLearning-specific standards harmoniously evolve to better meet the needs of educational publishing. More information is provided on the IDPF website.
The second DAISY Board meeting of the year will be followed by the 9th China Information Accessibility Forum on October 15-16. Both will take place at the China Braille Press Library, Tower B Morgen Center, 6A Taiping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China. The theme of the Forum will be "consolidation and integration, accessibility services in the All-media age".
(In Conjunction with ACB's 2013 Annual Conference and Convention) Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population. Send an email TODAY to jsnyder(at)acb.org to reserve your spot - you will be notified when online registration will become available.
The roundtable discussion "Production in a New Environment" will take place Saturday June 15th (9 am - 12 pm) at the Conference Center in Copenhagen. Detailed information will be provided at a later date.
The purpose of this meeting is to gather people in the DAISY community involved in production planning and give them an opportunity to share issues, questions and ideas. We also welcome tool developers. Please RSVP by sending an email to Arne Kyrkjebø: arne(at)nlb.no
The Annual General Meeting will take place on the afternoon of June 12th. The DAISY meetings will be followed on 13th and 14th June by the Future Publishing and Accessibility Conference.
The Board Meeting and General Meeting will take place the DGI-byens hotel Danish Conference Centre, Tietgensgade 65, DK - 1704 Copenhagen V. http://www.dgi-byen.com/conferences/. It is a few minutes' walk from Copenhagen's main street.
Information about the venue and transportation is available at http://www.newpubcph.org/venue.html. Useful information about accommodations is at http://www.newpubcph.org/hotels.html. There are 2 other hotels within walking distance of the venue.