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Monday, March 18


Be an Ally to a11y: An Accessibility Workshop with DAISY Consortium
From the definition of accessibility requirements, to the actual production, to testing and metadata editing, accessibility needs to be taken into account through the entire production workflow. The DAISY Consortium, uniquely positioned at the intersection of the specialized and mainstream publishing ecosystem, will try to share some tips and best practices to make born-accessible publications a reality. They will notably demonstrate how to use Ace by DAISY, the automated accessibility checker, and SMART, the simplified manual accessibility reporting tool.

Competing in So You Think You Can Code? All workshop attendees are eligible! This particular workshop will touch on the following criteria, which will be used to judge your EPUB submissions: meets accessibility standards. One workshop attendee will win a grand prize that includes $2,500 from Rakuten Kobo. Find out more about the competition and how to participate here.

Find the slides for the workshop here. (Beware, we still have to fix some links and add transcript and descriptions!)

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Marisa DeMeglio

Software developer, DAISY Consortium
Marisa DeMeglio is a software developer for the DAISY Consortium. Her background is in Computer Science and she has been working in the field of accessibility and ebooks for the past 18 years. She leads the epubtest.org website development, is a core member of the Ace by DAISY project, and participates in the W3C Web Publications working group, particularly in regards to accessible synchronized media. Outside of work, she volunteers with Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles as an instructor and member of their Executiv... Read More →
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Romain Deltour

Software Developer and Accessibility Expert, DAISY Consortium
Romain Deltour is a software developer and accessibility expert for the DAISY Consortium. He notably leads the development of Ace –the accessibility checker for EPUB–, and EPUBCheck.Romain sometimes dreams of a world made only of hyphen-less “ebooks”, uppercase “EPUB”s... Read More →


Remediating Backlist ebooks with Accessibility in Mind
What does it take to level up an ebook's accessibility? What if it's an EPUB 2 made with the best intentions five, six, or 10 years ago? Bring your oldest, dirtiest EPUBs to this workshop to learn how to fix your backlist bestsellers, to shine them up to a newer EPUB specification and ready for the diverse needs of a broad spectrum of readers.

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Laura Brady

Director, Cross-Media, House of Anansi Press
Laura Brady is an ebook developer, working at the House of Anansi Press managing the Cross-Media department. She is into ebooks, accessibility, dogs, and baseball. In her spare time she helps plan ebookcraft and follows the Blue Jays. She also probably tweets too much.