EPUB Webinar Series

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SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • April 16, 2019. EPUB 101. Click here to register.
    • EPUB has become a common file format for academic publications. This introductory webinar is intended to help library, faculty and DSO colleagues get up to speed with this publishing standard and its built-in accessibility features.
    • Presenters: Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
  • April 23, 2019. READING EPUB WITH DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES. Click here to register.
    • This webinar will review some common EPUB reading systems and explore what they offer for learners with dyslexia and learning disabilities. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
    • Presenter: Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley
  • April 30, 2019. READING EPUB WITH A SCREENREADER. Registration link will be posted shortly.
    • Presenters: Amy Salmon, MEd, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Tech for All; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
  • May 7, 2019. READING EPUB WITH LOW VISION. Click here to register.
    • This webinar will review the common EPUB reading apps that offer great experiences for learners with low vision. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
    • Presenters: Robin Spinks, Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB); Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY
  • The week of May 13 - TBD
  • May 21, 2019. ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVES OF MAJOR PUBLISHERS. Registration link will be posted shortly.
  • May 28, 2019. REDSHELF DEMO AND ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES. Registration link will be posted shortly.
  • June 4, 2019. DISCOVERING ACCESSIBLE TITLES. Registration link will be posted shortly.
    • Presenters: Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
  • June 11, 2019. ADDING ACCESSIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS TO EPUB FILES. Registration link will be posted shortly.
    • Presenters: Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility at Macmillan Learning; Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY

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