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Accessibility “Sprint” Planned for May 2013

2013 March 28

Benetech is planning a three-day development “sprint” (5/20-22 in the SF Bay Area) to discuss, envision and prototype end-to-end tools for creating, discovering and reading accessible rich and interactive eBooks (e.g. may include video and interactive widgets). Our goal is to make accessible authoring easy and enjoyable so that it becomes the default for authors. We plan to bring together developers from organizations in the accessibility, education and publishing realms, interested independent developers and use case experts.

Three groups are organizing this sprint: Benetech, the Inclusive Design Research Centre, (both with expertise in accessible content and software), and the Shuttleworth Foundation funded OERPUB project (bringing an open-source authoring tool developed for creating open textbooks and other structured content). You can read about and comment on the sprint in our planning document. If you are interested in attending, please let us know via this survey. Thank you for your input!

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