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From: Marianne Gulstad Pedersen <mgp@publizon.dk>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2022 01:47:27 +0200
Message-ID: <CAMkN45DLgaSt6tf0FnJZOQu1v4zhDZHt_huuBQWsd2nERuMkQw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>
Cc: "Xu Zheng (gardenia)" <zxu@gardenia-corp.com>, W3C Publishing Community Group <public-publishingcg@w3.org>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Hello! (late to the party)

I am Marianne Gulstad - a Danish graphic designer and ebook creator. I
began my career doning graphic design for higher education for print in
Aldus Pagemaker - yes it was called Aldus back then, moving on to
QuarXpress, then InDesign. I have formatted all kinds of genres, physics
and math books, history, Danish, English, Art books... Once I made a
German/Danish dictionary in FrameMaker. Great fun.

Since 2000 I've been working with EPUB QA at Publizon, a key distributor of
ebooks, audiobooks and podcasts. Clients are Danish publishers, retailers
and libraries.
I fix unvalid EPUBs and help publishers and graphic designers create better
ebooks. I also assist our fullstack developers with testing our
distribution system (pubhub.dk) and our streaming engine for EPUB/PDF/audio.

My job is keeping up with the EPUB standard, so I've been reading a lot
about accessibility (The European Accessibility Act and The Marrakesh
Treaty), and I am sharing my knowledge with everyone who is interested in
accessibiliy, optimizing workflows and EPUB production.

On the side I do Danish translations: EPUBCheck, Sigil, WordToEPUB, and
I've assisted with axe-core.

I joined PCG to be up-to-date with EPUB development in detail. Hope to be
able to contribute in the future.

--
Best regards/Mange hilsner
Marianne Gulstad
EPUB QA & Grafisk Design

Publizon A/S
Frederiksgade 74E
DK-8000 Aarhus

Mob: (+45) 60 37 38 25

Den fre. 18. mar. 2022 kl. 06.47 skrev Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>:

> Hello everyone,
>
> It is great to know about all of you!
> I am Avneesh Singh, I am chairing/leading Accessibility task force in
> Publishing CG, as well as in EPUB 3 WG. I have been driving accessibility
> in publishing standards from IDPF days, and now continuing it in W3C. I
> also participate in Bureau of Indian standards and accessible publishing
> related activities in ISO.
>
> My prime focus is on accessibility in publishing, and it is worth
> conveying that I am not obsessed for any specific format!
>
> Knowing my high focus on accessibility, it would not be surprising to know
> that I am from DAISY Consortium, working as Chief of Strategy and
> Operations. DAISY consortium is a non-profit with members and partners
> spread in more than 90 countries. We pioneered first international
> specification for digital talking books in late 1990s, and since then we
> have achieved “gold accessibility” in digital publications with rich
> mark-up, audio books, braille and more.
>
> A decade ago, many of us incorporated the accessibility principles
> established by DAISY in EPUB for making it accessible. I had witnessed the
> gold accessibility of DAISY transitioning to moderate/essential
> accessibility of EPUB 3 publications, but with the benefit that this
> moderate accessibility is available in huge volumes, initializing the era
> of born accessible publications!
>
> I love to see this progress leading us to the world where we overcome
> these trade-offs and the gold accessibility is available in even higher
> volumes! It may happen through new publishing formats, or may be evolution
> of EPUB 3, or may be by adapting native web technologies for publishing use
> cases.
>
> Looking forward to working with all of you for making information and
> knowledge accessible to everyone!
>
> With regards
> Avneesh Singh
>
>
>
>

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Best regards/Mange hilsner
Marianne Gulstad
EPUB QA & Grafisk Design

Publizon A/S
Frederiksgade 74E
DK-8000 Aarhus

Mob: (+45) 60 37 38 25
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