Calendar: Past Events

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2017-11-13 to 2017-11-17 - Westminster, Colorado, US

Accessing Higher Ground 2017 is accepting 2nd-round proposals for its 20th Annual Conference in Westminster, Colorado.

2017-11-09 to 2017-11-10 - San Francisco, CA, USA

More information about this event is provided on the W3C website.

2017-11-06 to 2017-11-07 - Burlingame, CA, USA

More information will posted to the W3C website.

2017-10-25 to 2017-10-26 - Baltimore, USA
2017-10-11 to 2017-10-15 - Frankfurt, Germany

Detailed information is available on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.

2017-10-09 to 2017-10-11 - Hawaii

The 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit, or feel free to e-mail prinfo(at), or call 1-808-956-7539.

2017-09-06 - New South Wales, Australia

More information is provided on the Inclusive Publishing Hub.

2017-08-19 to 2017-08-25 - Wroclaw, Poland

Theme: Libraries. Solidarity. Society. More information is available on the event website.

2017-07-17 to 2017-07-22 - Orlando, FL, USA

Share your program and products at the Association on Higher Education and Disability conference. More information can be found on the AHEAD conference website.

2017-06-28 - The Hague, The Netherlands

Better Together is part of Vision 2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR), that takes place June 25-29, 2017.

More information is available on the Better Together conference website. See the list of confirmed speakers. Day ticket for Better Together is €242. This registration fee also includes full access to the Vision Congress on June 28th.

2017-06-27 - The Hague, The Netherlands

The General Meeting is made up of the Full Members and Associate Members. Friends and supporters may attend as observers, though space is limited. 


Location: Hotel NH Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. Time: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

After the General Meeting there will be a reception in the hotel with drinks and light refreshments. 

2017-06-19 - Cité des Sciences in Paris

The Forum will explore such themes as:

  • How cultural institutions are using technology to embrace disabled audiences and improve access to their collections, information and activities
  • How technology can facilitate creative expression for people with disabilities
  • How educators, art organizations, local authorities as well as software and hardware developers can work together to build accessible solutions
  • How progress can be leveraged through public and private initiatives
  • How dialogue can be instigated between e-Accessibility stakeholders and the cultural industry to ensure that cultural assets and activities are born accessible

Registration is now open on the conference website.

2017-06-13 to 2017-06-15 - New York, USA

The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) COSP will take place at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

Theme: The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention. More information is provided on the UN website.

2017-06-12 to 2017-06-14 - Arlington, VA

For additional information, please go to the M-Enabling Summit website.

2017-05-18 - Events around the globe

The focus of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities building, shaping, funding and influencing technology and its use. More information is provided on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website.

2017-05-15 to 2017-05-17 - Ranchi, India

More information is provided on the DAISY Consortium website.

2017-05-03 to 2017-05-05 - Frankfurt, Germany

More information can be found on the Sight City website.

2017-04-05 to 2017-04-07 - Stockholm, Sweden

Tactile Reading conference will bring together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world. More information is provided on the Tactile Reading conference website.

2017-03-23 - 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).