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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.
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".