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Wednesday, May 17 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Accessible Content and Publishers: I'm on the Right Track, Baby I Was Born this Way!

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In the last session of three session we look at accessible course content, which falls into one of three descriptions: born accessible, buy accessible, and finding accessible. These may seem straightforward, but they are interconnected ideas that together guide assurances that content is accessible for all. This conversation focuses on publishers coming together with suppliers and institutions for an open dialog about what born, buy and finding accessible means and to define what is needed by each member of this community to get and stay on the track towards fully inclusive publishing.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Rachel Comerford

Director of Content Standards, Macmillan Learning
Rachel Comerford is the Director of Content Standards at Macmillan Learning where she spearheads cross-functional efforts to ensure customer satisfaction and access for all. Recent projects include the application of an accessible ePUB3 standard, metadata standardization implemen... Read More →
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Rick Johnson

VP of Product Strategy, VitalSource
Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of Vital Source Technologies, Inc.  Vital Source, a division of the Ingram Content Group, is the maker of Bookshelf®, the most widely used platform for delivery of electronic textbooks in the world.  ... 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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Jonathan Thurston

Jonathan Thurston is the Head of Accessibility Product Management for Pearson.​ As the architect of the Pearson accessibility business plan, Jonathan manages their Global Product accessibility initiative.  ​His ​past experience includes managing eBook and accessibility... Read More →
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team, Penn State


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Savoy Savoy

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