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Wednesday, May 17 • 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Impact of the EPUB Standard on Accessible Course Materials

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In this second of a three-part session, join us for a deeper look at how institutions, suppliers, consortiums, and publishers are working together to move forward with born accessible, advocate for buying accessible, and lowering the bar for finding accessible course materials and content. We start with an open discussion on how the newly released EPUB 3.1 specification is changing the landscape to help ensure conformance and transparency for accessible content. The session will then examine how institutions are working to change their campus adoption and procurement culture to raise awareness for accessible content, as well as identify what is needed to prepare key support services, such as DSS offices, to work with EPUB formatted course content.

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Markus Gylling

Solutions Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Markus Gylling is the Solutions Architect for IMS Global Learning Consortium.  Previously, Markus was the CTO of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the trade and standards group responsible for the EPUB standard interchange and delivery format for eBooks and other digital publications. Markus was the co-chair of the IDPF EPUB 3 Working Group, as well as co-chair of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest group. Markus was also CTO of the DAISY Consortium, a global partnership of organizations committed to creating the best way to read and publish, for everyone. Through his work with DAISY he has during the past one and a half decades been engaged in the development of global scale specifications, tools and educational efforts for the realization of inclusive and accessible e-publishing and e-reading. Markus served as the Advisory Committee representative for DAISY at... Read More →

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George Kerscher

Chief Innovation Officer, Daisy Consortium, Benetech/Bookshare
George Kerscher began his IT innovations in 1987 and coined the term "print disabled." George is dedicated to developing technologies that make information not only accessible, but also fully functional in the hands of persons who are blind or who have a print disability. He bel... Read More →
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team, Penn State

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm
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