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Re: Let's introduce ourselves

From: Laura Brady (She/her) <laura@legible.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:09:17 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFWErEgzj9GzfJZZZdddFWhOiuOgAhmQLkjtSeCzma-JH4jgBw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill Kasdorf <bill.kasdorf@w3.org>
Cc: "Reid, Wendy" <wendy.reid@rakuten.com>, "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@fromoldbooks.org>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Great idea!

Hello all. I am Laura Brady. I am the head of accessibility at Legible Inc.
in addition to being a general accessibility busybody. I've made thousands
of ebooks, advised dozens of publishers on how to make ebooks, harassed
the InDesign engineers for years to do better (and am making progress!), in
addition to sitting on the board of the Accessible Books Consortium and
eBound Canada. I have really good intentions when it comes to the W3C
meetings (the community group, the working group, etc.) but find my
calendar frequently overwhelmed and double booked.

*LAURA BRADY*

*Head of Accessibility*
Legible Inc.


On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 5:01 PM Bill Kasdorf <bill.kasdorf@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks!
>
> I'm Bill Kasdorf. I'm a publishing technology consultant (modeling,
> markup, metadata, workflows, etc.--ALL of which involves accessibility,
> which is a prime focus) and a big believer in standards (which is why
> I'm the W3C Global Publishing Evangelist: I'm a cheer leader). I've been
> involved in the development of EPUB for many years, though I'm not as
> technical as most of those who have been (I'm not a developer). I'm a
> member of many standards and standards-oriented groups--all the
> publishing activity at the W3C is primary; also BISG, the Book Industry
> Study Group; SSP, the Society for Scholarly Publishing; IPTC, the
> standards organization for the global news media; the DAISY Consortium
> for accessibility; and I co-chair two NISO working groups. Most of my
> consulting work is in the areas of scholarly and scientific publishing
> and higher education (and that accessibility project that Pascal
> mentioned, if I'm correct that it's FRAME you were talking about,
> Pascal).
>
> --Bill
>
> On 2022-03-15 14:56, Reid, Wendy wrote:
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > My name is Wendy Reid, I’m the Accessibility and Publishing
> > Standards lead at Rakuten Kobo, a lifelong book nerd, and the chair of
> > the EPUB3 WG and Audiobooks WG.
> >
> > My main interests are accessibility, pushing books to be better, and
> > working together to make things better.
> >
> > Nice to meet so many of you!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Wendy
> >
> > From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@fromoldbooks.org>
> > Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 2:28 PM
> > To: W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
> > Subject: Re: Let's introduce ourselves
> >
> > [EXTERNAL] This message comes from an external organization.
> >
> > Hello!
> >
> > I've mostly been lurking here since i left W3C (after 17 years) in
> > 2018, where i had led a lot of the XML work.
> >
> > These days i mostly work for Paligo AB in Sweden, and do XSLT training
> > and XSLT/XML/XQuery consulting via Delightful Computing.
> >
> > Why lurk? The state of epub and ebooks is very disappointing to me,
> > and
> > although a lot of that is down to readers and devices, a lot also is
> > from missed opportunities, ranging from cross-book linking and domain-
> > specific searching through to typography & accessibility. A W3C
> > Working
> > Group isn't usually a good place for leaps in forward design, since
> > you
> > can't make a standard around experiments, but where else to watch &
> > sometimes gently prod people behind the scenes?
> >
> > --
> > Liam Quin, https://www.delightfulcomputing.com/
> > Available for XML/Document/Information Architecture/XSLT/
> > XSL/XQuery/Web/Text Processing/A11Y training, work & consulting.
> > Barefoot Web-slave, antique illustrations:
> > http://www.fromoldbooks.org [1]
> >
> > Links:
> > ------
> > [1] http://www.fromoldbooks.org
>
> --
> Bill Kasdorf
> Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
> Founding Partner, Publishing Technology Partners
> W3C Global Publishing Evangelist
> bill.kasdorf@w3.org
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 21:13:41 UTC

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