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NFB eBooks and EPUB Accessibility

Thursday, March 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
200 E. Wells Street,
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

If you are interested in learning more about making any type of publication accessible, or in learning about the changes to the now-ubiquitous EPUB format for eBooks, time is running out to sign up for the upcoming eBooks and EPUB Accessibility Seminar. Registration will close Friday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. The full agenda is now available and listed below:


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)