Calendar: Past Events

Return to the list of upcoming events.

2017-06-19 - Cité des Sciences in Paris

The Forum will explore such themes as:

  • How cultural institutions are using technology to embrace disabled audiences and improve access to their collections, information and activities
  • How technology can facilitate creative expression for people with disabilities
  • How educators, art organizations, local authorities as well as software and hardware developers can work together to build accessible solutions
  • How progress can be leveraged through public and private initiatives
  • How dialogue can be instigated between e-Accessibility stakeholders and the cultural industry to ensure that cultural assets and activities are born accessible

Registration is now open on the conference website.

2017-06-13 to 2017-06-15 - New York, USA

The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) COSP will take place at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

Theme: The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention. More information is provided on the UN website.

2017-06-12 to 2017-06-14 - Arlington, VA

For additional information, please go to the M-Enabling Summit website.

2017-05-18 - Events around the globe

The focus of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities building, shaping, funding and influencing technology and its use. More information is provided on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website.

2017-05-15 to 2017-05-17 - Ranchi, India

More information is provided on the DAISY Consortium website.

2017-05-03 to 2017-05-05 - Frankfurt, Germany

More information can be found on the Sight City website.

2017-04-05 to 2017-04-07 - Stockholm, Sweden

Tactile Reading conference will bring together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world. More information is provided on the Tactile Reading conference website.

2017-03-23 - Baltimore, USA

Register on the NFB website.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: 200 E. Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore

Registration will close Friday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The full agenda is listed below:

Agenda

Plenary sessions:

  • 8:00 a.m.: Welcome. Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind (virtual), Anil Lewis, Executive Director of the Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Ushering in the Born Accessible Era. George Kerscher (International Digital Publishing Forum, DAISY Consortium)
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Break
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Accessibility. It’s Never Been Easier to Achieve and Never More Important. Bill Kasdorf (Apex CoVantage)
  • 11:00 a.m.-noon: Toward a Born Accessible World. Brad Turner (Benetech)
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

Creation track

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: End to End Accessibility: From Creation to the User, and in Between. An Update on What Is Possible. Rick Johnson (VitalSource)
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Content Beyond Text: Making Images Accessible. Sue Ann Ma (Benetech)
  • 3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.: EPUB Conversion for Higher Ed. Students: Tips, Challenges, and What Works. Lora-Beth Allan (AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center)

Management track

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: The Path to EPUB: AAP's Role in Publisher Policy and Practice. Allan Adler (Association of American Publishers)
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Choosing a Reading System: Your Silent Partner in Accessibility. Amy Mason (National Federation of the Blind)
  • 3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Challenges 2.0. Jonathan Thurston (Pearson Higher Education)

To ensure you do not miss this unique opportunity to interface with many of the leading experts in the field, register now! Registration is $100 (regular registration), and $25 (student registration with valid student ID).

2017-03-14 to 2017-03-16 - London, UK

Making Books Accessible: Collaboration Between the Publishing Industry and the Accessibility Community - this event will be held on March 16th at 10 am. Chaired by Mark Bide. Speakers: Emma House, Richard Orme, Bill McCoy.

 

Organized by the Publishers Association's Accessibility Action Group. Supported by the Publishers Licensing Society. More information is available on the London Book Fair website.

2017-03-09 to 2017-03-10 - Brussels, Belgium

The main objective of this event is to "touch" what the EPUB digital publication format can bring to the professionals and to the readers of the 21st century in terms of flexibility, interoperability, and accessibility. With the EPUB Summit, EDRLab aims to strengthen a true spirit of cooperation between professionals and push to the massive adoption of the EPUB 3 format by the European publishing industry.

 

Accessibility Roundtable will take place on March 9th.

 

Participants:

  • Avneesh Singh, DAISY
  • Luc Audrain, Hachette Livre
  • Laurette Uzan, Association Valentin Haüy

Moderated by Fernando Pinto Da Silva, EDRLab.

Register and buy your ticket today.

2017-03-02 - Global
2017-02-14 - New York City, US

IDPF members have voted to move forward with a plan to combine interests with the W3C. This program will bring together publishers, distributors, retailers and service providers to examine the role organizations like the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) may play when the eBook standard is managed through the W3C. The event will be from 8:30 am to 11:00 am EST. More information is available on the BISG website.

2017-02-12 - Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

The objective of this event is to bring together relevant stakeholders from the Egyptian Library and Visually Impaired communities as well as appropriate Government, Parliamentary and Legislative Leaders to identify Egyptian solutions to the Accessible Book Famine. More information is provided on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) website.

2017-01-18 to 2017-01-21 - Orlando, Florida

Most extensive assistive technology conference: ATIA 2017 showcases international excellence in the field. Come to expand your knowledge or professional development through expert educational sessions, discover the latest in products and systems, broaden your contacts in the community, and share your own expertise. More information is provided on the ATIA 2017 website.

2017-01-18 - New York City, US

More information is available on the IDPF website.

2017-01-17 to 2017-01-19 - New York City, USA

More information can be found on the Digital Book World conference website.

2016-12-02 - Online

This is a "live conference", webinar style sessions will also be recorded for playback. The purpose of the conference is to increase understanding about dyslexia, educate and engage teachers and parents, and advocate for children with learning disabilities. More information can be found on the Learning Ally website.

2016-12-01 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish DAISY Consortium are hosting their annual conference. Theme: "The best thing that happened to me": Accessible media in practice. This one-day event will focus on how the users consume accessible media. More information is provided on the conference website.

Pages