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Accessible illustrated books and where to find them. A seminar at the BCBF


Fondazione LIA is organizing an international seminar focusing on accessibility of publishing products, for the 2023 edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the second in-person edition of BolognaBookPlus.

The event is organised in the framework of Aldus UP, the European Book Fairs network promoting the internationalization of the book sector and the innovation of book fairs format.

Accessible illustrated books and where to find them


March 6th, 10.30 – 11.15

BBPlus Theatre


Beatrice Martelli, Editor The Passenger, Iperborea

Maurizio Mattioli, Director of Educational Digital Products, Zanichelli Editore

Gregorio Pellegrino, Chief Accessibility Officer, Fondazione LIA


New technologies and the adoption of standards allow publishers to create digital publications accessible since the first publication, the so-called Born accessible publications. Complex layout books, as children’s books, require specific knowledge to achieve this goal. Thanks to the participation of international experts working in the field, the seminar will provide an insight on the opportunities and the challenges for the companies working in this market segment.

  • European Accessibility Act and illustrated books: what is it required
  • Fixed layout children’s books: dream or reality? One of the first international case study
  • Image descriptions: how to provide meaningful descriptions for different categories of images (photos, infographics, schemes, graphs)


The event is organized in the framework of Aldus UP, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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