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Re: Let's introduce ourselves

From: Ruth Tait <artbyrt@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 19:35:32 -0400
Message-Id: <2C90E981-3B0D-4AC2-9351-9F3546108BE8@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
To: Lisa Snider <lisa@accesschangeseverything.com>
Hello,

I’m Ruth from Ottawa Canada. I lurk here as well because my relationship to EPUB is somewhat eclectic. I’m an artist, designer and illustrator based in Ottawa Canada, who wrote a thesis on EPUB technology and its promise of accessible dissemination of knowledge through self-publishing, zines and chapbooks. I recognize that far more capable and accomplished folks than I inhabit this room. I have always loved the idea of the EPUB and enjoy building them using basic XHTML and CSS. I am an inveterate consumer of great books in every format. 

When it comes to the many complex discourses on technical refinements for EPUB, I can really only cheer from the sidelines….

Go EPUB3.3! 

ruth tait
https://www.artbyrt.com
O: 613 604 2781



> On Mar 15, 2022, at 4:09 PM, Lisa Snider <lisa@accesschangeseverything.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Everyone,
>  
> My name is Lisa Snider, and I am a Canadian digital accessibility consultant with offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Sackville, New Brunswick. I am also a person with multiple disabilities. 
>  
> I been working with EPUB in different ways over the years. I tried to use it in a Federal government museum as an every-day business format. That was a few years ago, and we didn’t have the awesome Word to EPUB plug in from DAISY. I have also done many EPUB audits and training webinars for different clients in North America over the past 5 years, including for the wonderful people at NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service). 
>  
> I am also a librarian and archivist in my spare time, so I know EPUBs a bit from the library end of things. I spent many (too many) years in the academic realm, and most publisher reps know me as the person who is asking, why aren’t your EPUBs or PDFs accessible? I am currently doing my PhD at Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia, focusing on academic documents and the lived experiences of people with cognitive, neurological, neurodiverse, learning and intellectual disabilities. 
>  
> I am mainly a lurker, as I enjoy keeping up on what people are doing, where EPUBs are going, etc. I am a member of one or two other W3C groups relating to EPUBs. I still think that until browsers will open EPUBs (thanks EDGE for not doing that anymore, sigh!), we won’t get any major coverage outside of the academic realm, and that is something I would like to see!
>  
> Great to see the variety of people in the group!
>  
> Cheers
>  
> Lisa
>  
>  
> Lisa Snider
> Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant & Trainer
> Access Changes Everything Inc.
> Web: www.accesschangeseverything.com <http://www.accesschangeseverything.com/>
> Nova Scotia Phone: (902) 717-5704
> Manitoba Phone: (204) 430-5180
> North American Toll Free Phone: (800) 208-1936
>  
>  
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 11:04 AM Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie <mailto:peter@silmaril..ie>> wrote:
>> On 15/03/2022 15:41, Zheng Xu wrote:
>> > Some of you might have noticed that I started to ask new joined
>> > members to introduce themselves shortly.
>> 


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