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From: Ori Idan <ori@heliconbooks.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:35:25 +0300
Message-ID: <CACyhTRG-8NUzd11kJ0_9=-G536asoy33Vn3jysO+0G9thOH2wg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marianne Gulstad Pedersen <mgp@publizon.dk>
Cc: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>, "Xu Zheng (gardenia)" <zxu@gardenia-corp.com>, W3C Publishing Community Group <public-publishingcg@w3.org>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
I am Ori Idan from Helicon Books, we develop cloud technologies and reading
systems.
Our infrastructure is used to send eBooks from online book stores to end
user's reading applications.
We also have a production department for high end eBooks.

I have been the W3C office manager in Israel around 2009. I joined the IDPF
back in 2012.
I think standards are a means of communication between publishers and RS
developers and thus very important.
I was part of the metadata group for EPUB 3.01 and EPUB 3.1 and also part
of the dictionaries group.

-- 
Ori Idan CEO Helicon Books
http://www.heliconbooks.com





On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 2:48 AM Marianne Gulstad Pedersen <mgp@publizon.dk>
wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> 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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