[Athen] Webinar series on accessible publishing and reading

kerscher at montana.com kerscher at montana.com
Tue Apr 7 12:24:22 PDT 2020

Dear Higher Education folks
I do not plan to send messages about this webinar series in the future. Just too much email.

Last week we announced the free every Wednesday webinar series. It was unclear that we wanted people to sign up for the notification list. You can expect to get a weekly message about the upcoming six webinars along with links to recordings to past webinars. The link that I suggest people complete is:


Or you can go to daisy.org/webinars to sign up.

The update I received this week is below; you should expect to receive a similar message each week. There are also links to sign up directly for individual webinars below.

Tomorrow is ' "Publisher Faceoff to Prove the accessibility of their titles"


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From: webinar-news-request at lists.daisy.org <webinar-news-request at lists.daisy.org> On Behalf Of webinars at daisy.org
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 6:05 AM
To: webinar-news at lists.daisy.org
Subject: [webinar-news] DAISY Webinar Series Update April 6th 2020

Hello George Kerscher

Thank you once again for your interest in the DAISY Consortium Webinar Series on Accessible Publishing and Reading.
We are delighted to have received considerable interest in these webinars from around the world. Our initial webinar proved incredibly popular, becoming over booked with more people registered than any of our previous webinars!

Over the coming weeks we will be increasing our capacity to enable even more people to enjoy the live experience, but rest assured that all webinars are recorded and made available for free just a few days after the event. The webinar recordings are available on the DAISY website with links also circulated in these weekly updates.

We have some wonderful presenters lined up to deliver sessions on a fascinating range of topics and will be using this newsletter to announce one each week. Our thanks to those who have submitted webinar suggestions, either on topic of interest or a proposal to deliver a session. We welcome further suggestions via the DAISY contact form: https://daisy.org/contact

The presentation topics will change each week, so people can sign up for the webinars individually using the links located below the session titles.

This Wednesday April 8, 2020 will be “Publishers Faceoff to Prove the Accessibility of their titles.”
Publishers are making accessibility claims, but what is really happening inside the digital cover?
This webinar will provide a platform for disability experts from the DSO and accessible publishing community to dive deep into EPUB 3 digital textbooks from the top selling publishers in Higher education.

Next Week, April 15, 2020 will be “Create EPUB publications from Word with a simple tool anyone can use”
A new tool from the DAISY Consortium is being rapidly adopted around the world to aid in the creation of accessible EPUB3 publications directly from Microsoft Word. This session will provide some background on how and why this free tool was created and will include a practical demonstration to highlight just how easy it is to use.

April 22, 2020 will be “Making Math Accessible, One Step at a Time”
Creating accessible math content has historically been challenging, but research and technology have both progressed significantly in recent years.
This session will explore some of the tools to aid in accessible math creation, as well as present contextualized research on how to support students with learning disabilities in their math education.

April 29, 2020 will be “Telling Your Story: Creating Better Accessibility Statements with ASPIRE”
Two years ago a project was launched to assess accessibility statements made by organizations in the publishing industry, evaluating the performance against the promises. This webinar looks at the lessons from that initial projects and offers practical advice for authoring and interpreting accessibility statements.

May 6, 2020 will be “Publishing, accessibility, W3C standards – where are we and how did we get here?”
Behind the scenes of any technology you can find a significant amount of effort invested over many years has shaped where we are today. This session will reflect on the EPUB 3 journey to become the most popular and most accessible digital publishing standard in the world.

Previous webinars: April 1, 2020 Helping Higher Ed Students with access to accessible course material during the COVID-19 crisis https://daisy.org/news-events/articles/helping-higher-ed-students-with-access-to-accessible-course-material-during-the-covid-19-crisis-w/
The session explored some of the ways that students can continue to work remotely and accessibly at this challenging time. Presenters from VitalSource and RedShelf will discuss their new initiatives which are currently available in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
The fully captioned recording of the webinar, slide deck, extended description and all links are published on the page linked above.

You have already signed up for the latest information, but your friends and colleagues can join you by visiting this form:

Remember the full list of forthcoming and archived webinars are always available at:

Many thanks once again for your interest in the webinar series, we look forward to bringing you details of a new webinar next week.

The DAISY Consortium
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