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NISO Webinar: Universal Accessibility: Creating E-Books Anyone Can Read

April 10, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda
  • Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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    You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't 100% reliable.
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About the Webinar

One of the exciting aspects of e-books and the newer standards for them is the ability content creators have to create a format that provides for accessibility for everyone. From individuals who are visually impaired to those that have cognitive or learning disabilities, all can all be accommodated with the latest dizzying array of devices that support a variety of functionality and multimedia. In this webinar you will learn about new and emerging technologies to provide universal accessibility, including built-in accessibility for textbooks and an open source platform.


 

Introduction
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

Emerging Technologies for the Visually Impaired 
Anne Taylor, Director of Access Technology, National Federation for the Blind

Anne Taylor serves as Director of Access Technology for the National Federation of the Blind. Her main responsibilities include: managing the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind (IBTC), which is the most comprehensive consumer evaluation center for nonvisual access technology in the world; leading a team of access technology experts who provide feedback to access technology product manufacturers; maintaining a relationship with reputable mainstream IT companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Diebold to ensure the accessibility of their technologies; participating in the product development of the Kurzweil NFB Reader; as well as leading the planning and implementation of the IBTC's technology training seminars, which are conducted several times a year.

Anne is an expert on all the Braille and speech access technologies in the IBTC and its top specialist in Braille embossers. Born in Thailand, Anne has spent the past seventeen years in the United States. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1997 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She worked for two years with a non-profit organization specializing in job placements for the disabled where her task was to teach students how to use access technology. In addition to her degree in Computer Information Systems and her experience training adults to use computers, she brings a most enjoyable verve to her teaching and writing assignments. "Choosing Your Braille Embosser," a thorough and comprehensive review of the Braille embossers on the market today, was published in the October 2001 issue of the Braille Monitor.

Built-in Access for Digital Textbooks 
Michele Bruno, Program Manager, Accessibility, Cengage Learning

An Introduction to the Readium-based accessible Bookshare Web Reader 
Ginny Grant, Product Manager, Benetech

Registration

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Registration closes on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on April 10, 2013. Cancellations made by April 3, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
     
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by Tuesday at 10AM (EST) please contact the NISO office or email Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager at jwood@niso.org for immediate assistance.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.

  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership. You do not need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.

  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.

  • Registrants and LSA member webinar contacts will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived webinar recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.