eBooks and EPUB Accessibility

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Baltimore, USA

Register on the NFB website.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: 200 E. Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore

Registration will close Friday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The full agenda is 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)

Management track

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: The Path to EPUB: AAP's Role in Publisher Policy and Practice. Allan Adler (Association of American Publishers)
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Choosing a Reading System: Your Silent Partner in Accessibility. Amy Mason (National Federation of the Blind)
  • 3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Challenges 2.0. Jonathan Thurston (Pearson Higher Education)

To ensure you do not miss this unique opportunity to interface with many of the leading experts in the field, register now! Registration is $100 (regular registration), and $25 (student registration with valid student ID).