We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the forthcoming BIC Breakfast on accessible ebooks. This event will take place between 09:00 and 10:30 (BST) on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX. Registration is through the BIC website.
Providing an overview of ebook accessibility, this BIC Breakfast will outline what is involved in making accessible digital products, and the sorts of issues organisations should consider when making them. There will also be discussion of how to communicate an ebook’s accessibility features in order to ensure that people with disabilities can decide if a product is right for them, and so that retailers understand how to use a product and explain its benefits.
Speakers include Emma House, Deputy Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, on the importance of ensuring that digital products are accessible, particularly in the academic publishing market; Graham Bell, Executive Director of EDItEUR, regarding ONIX Code List 196 accessibility metadata; and Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer at the DAISY Consortium, who will explain how DAISY’s tools enable organisations to validate their EPUB files against internationally-recognised accessibility standards.
Who should attend?
Publishers of all types, but particularly producers of educational and academic material, self-publishers, digital distributors, data aggregators, librarians and many more will benefit from attending.
BIC (Book Industry Communication) is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world.