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DIAGRAM Out and About: March 2015 Update

2015 March 31
  • DIAGRAM at Association of Research Libraries – Ontario, Canada – March 17, 2015. Robin Seaman presented a session for a webinar entitled, “Working Together: Research Libraries and Publishers on the Value of Inclusive Learning Resources.”
  • DIAGRAM at AAP Digital Issues Working Group – New York City – March 19, 2015. Robin Seaman presented on the business case for making content accessible during special luncheon on subject of how publishers are using EPUB 3 to make their publications more accessible to readers with print disabilities. Speakers included:
    • Paul Belfanti, Director, Content Architecture, Pearson
    • Dave Cramer, Senior Digital Publishing Technology Specialist, Hachette Book Group
    • Liisa McCloy-Kelley, VP, Director eBook Development & Innovation, Penguin Random House
    • Robin Seaman, Director of Content Acquisition, Benetech
    • Tzviya Siegman, Digital Book Standards & Capabilities Lead, Wiley
    • Jonathan Thurston, Sr. Manager of eBooks, HarperCollins
  • DIAGRAM at CTEBVI Technology Symposium – San Francisco – March 20, 2015 Ting Siu moderated the day-long event which included:
    • “Diagrams, images and graphics” by Lisa Wadors Verne, Education Research Manager at Benetech.
    • “Math” by Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Product Manager, Accessibility
      Apple Inc.
    • “Video” by Joshua Miele, Director The Smith-Kettlewell Description Research and Innovation Lab.
    • “Transcribers and Technology” with Jane Thompson, Director of the Accessible Textbook Department at the American Printing House for the Blind.
  • DIAGRAM at London Book Fair – Accessibility Summit – London – April 15, 2015. Robin Seaman will present Poet on a panel entitled, “The AAG Accessibility Toolbox.”
  • DIAGRAM at Book Expo America and IDPF Digital Book 2015 – New York City – May 27-28, 2015. Robin Seaman and Charles La Pierre will be in attendance.
  • DIAGRAM at the 9th European e-Accessibility Forum – Paris – June 8, 2015.
    • Betsy Beaumon, Neil Soiffer, Volker Sorge, and Alex Bernier will speak on a panel called “Making Complex Content Accessible.”
    • George Kerscher will speak on “Implementing the Legislative Strategy: Accessible Digital Publishing within and beyond the legal threshold.”

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