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Fwd: Looking for Speaker for Book Business Webinar

From: Bill McCoy <whmccoy@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 08:27:25 -0700
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To: W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>
Hi - we tried to get a volunteer for this at a11y task force meeting but no
takers. Anyone interested to participate?


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From: Ellen Harvey <eharvey@napco.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Subject: Looking for Speaker for Book Business Webinar
To: "whmccoy@gmail.com" <whmccoy@gmail.com>

Hello Bill,

I hope you're doing well and enjoying the summer! I'm reaching out because
I'd like to pin down a final speaker for an upcoming Book Business
webinar on accessibility, specifically how book & journal publishers can
ensure that their digital content — ebooks, websites, online courses — are
accessible to all types of readers. I know that the IDPF has always had a
big focus on accessible ebooks, and now with the W3C merger, all manner of
digital/online accessibility. I was wondering if you, or perhaps an IDPF
member working on accessibility issues would be interested in speaking on
this webinar?

We're hosting the webinar on 9/26 at 12pm ET, and I've confirmed two
speakers thus far (one spot left): Lisa Nicks, director of accessibility at
McGraw-Hill Education, and Jonathan Thurston, head of accessibility product
management at Pearson. Ideally, we'd like a non-education publisher to join
to add a little more diversity to the panel.

More details are below. Would this be of interest?

*How Accessible Content Can Unlock New & Diverse Audiences*

*9/26 at 12pm ET, Sponsored by SPI Global*

Companies in the publishing, elearning, and entertainment industries have
been quick to develop digital content in the hopes of reaching more
consumers than ever before, but one important feature is often lacking --
accessibility. Consumers cannot engage with digital materials that they
cannot access. Content producers should seek to make their content more
accessible to all types of consumers, whether they have a vision impairment
or speak a different language. By integrating features like text-to-speech,
closed captioning, subtitles, and audio description, companies can reach
larger and more diverse audiences. In this webinar, expert speakers will
share how they have made their content more accessible.

Attendees will learn:

·      Why accessible content is critical for publishing, entertainment,
and elearning companies

·      What technologies and services support the development of accessible

·      How to integrate subtitles, text-to-speech, and audio descriptions
into digital content and meet a variety of platform requirements

·      About the legal requirements for accessible content, particularly in
the education market

*Ellen Harvey  **Associate/Digital Editor*

Book Business <http://www.bookbusinessmag.com/>, Publishing Executive
(p) 215-238-6676 <(215)%20238-6676>
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