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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.
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.