EPUB Webinar Series

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RESOURCES

SCHEDULE

Completed Webinars and the Recordings

April 16, 2019. EPUB 101.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • 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.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • 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.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • George Kerscher and Amy Salmon will demonstrate how a student who is blind using a screen reader can enjoy the many benefits of an EPUB book. They will be demonstrating several of the most popular EPUB reading systems such as RedShelf, Apple Books and Vitalsource Bookshelf using JAWS for Windows, NVDA and VoiceOver. To show the diversity of EPUB for today’s readers, we also will be demonstrating on mobile readers such as Apple Books on an iPhone using VoiceOver. Come join us and see how wonderful the experience can be.
  • Presenters: Amy Salmon, MEd, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Tech for All; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

May 7, 2019. READING EPUB WITH LOW VISION.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Bonus Material - A Demo of Dolphin EasyReader
  • 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

Upcoming Webinars

May 21, 2019. ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVES OF MAJOR PUBLISHERS.

  • Click here to register.
  • Presenters: Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning; Jonathan Thurston, Pearson; Deb Castiglione, Cengage; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Lisa Nicks, McGraw Hill

May 28, 2019. REDSHELF DEMO AND ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES.

  • Registration link will be posted shortly.
  • Presenters: Erin Kirchner-Lucas, Director of Digital Accessibility & User Experience at RedShelf

June 4, 2019. DISCOVERING ACCESSIBLE TITLES.

  • Click here to register.
  • 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.

  • Click here to register.
  • Presenters: Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility at Macmillan Learning; Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY