DAISY Consortium's News Brief - # 2017-05a
Enjoy a concise selection of digital publishing news. Our main goal is to inform DAISY Members and Supporters about new e-reading technologies and related developments.

Upcoming Events: 11th European eAccessibility Forum, Better Together Conference

Registration is open for the 11th European e-Accessibility Forum in Paris on June 19th, 2017. Register on the eAccessibility Forum website.

Attending DAISY Board Meeting or General Meeting in June? Get ready for the Better Together conference in The Hague on June 28th, 2017. Check out the program and register now.

What's New: Links to Notable News Articles and Media

Featured Tool: Readium Version 0.26

Readium for Chrome is the Chrome browser extension for ReadiumJS, an open source reading system and JavaScript library for displaying EPUB® publications in web browsers.

The Readium development community announced the release of Version 0.26.

This version of the Readium Software Development Kit (SDK) and ReadiumJS (Chrome Extension & Cloud Reader) represent a significant release for the SDK. It contains all the improvements needed to integrate various DRM schemes including Readium LCP.

App developers can now combine one or more DRMs with applications based on Readium. These changes apply primarily to the ContentModule and ContentFilter architecture. For developers not using those facilities, the impact of these changes should be small.

There are no new features in the Chrome App or the Cloud Reader. For more information, please review:

The release notes have been updated on the readium.github.io site.

W3C and Digital Publishing

We have received several inquiries from people in need of more information about the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Digital Publishing related activities. A short article below may help.

There are many areas of technical work at W3C in which the publishing community is participating. Among these are the Digital Publishing Interest Group, the CSS Working Group, and the Publishing Business Group.

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) merged into W3C in February 2017 - EPUB ongoing development is now under W3C.

Publishing @ W3C Strategy

EPUB Accessibility 1.0 and Media Overlays spec are part of a suite of EPUB specifications. See also: EPUB specifications and projects.

Working groups and resources for those particularly interested in participating and providing input regarding accessibility considerations:

See also: Digital Publishing and Accessibility in W3C documents

Proposed: Publishing Working Group. For all specifications, this Working Group will seek horizontal review for accessibility (via the Accessible Platform Architectures WG).