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What is A11yPub?

A11yPub is a symposium focused on raising awareness and building capacity about the benefits, requirements, strategies and solutions surrounding inclusive digital books (ePUB, iBooks, audiobooks and book apps).

Date: 23rd July 2018

Venue: Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre

Who should attend A11yPub?

A11yPub will be invaluable for:

  • Creators: Authors, publishers, media groups, app developers,
  • Purchasers: End users, librarians in schools, local government,  higher education or private organisations.
  • Advisors: Disability peak bodies, government agencies, senior education staff and leaders.

Why is this important?

As the Australian Human Rights Commission highlights, equal access to information and online services is a:

It is also a:

Do you know

  • All levels of government must purchase content that is published to international accessibility standards. This includes state, public and school libraries. (Essentially #noa11ynobuy)
  • What is the international standard to measure the accessibility of digital books?
  • How simple it is to create digital books that meet those standards?
  • What clear and simple accessibility evidence to ask for from publishers and resellers when purchasing a digital book?

Conference Contacts

Greg Alchin | 0403273063 or  Jacqui Cashmore | 0408 403 829

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