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Digital Publishing Summit 2023. The accessibility sessions organized in collaboration with LIA


From 19 to 23 June, the Digital Publishing Summit (DPUB Summit) will be back with an online event. This initiative is focused on digital publishing and aimed at professionals in the book and publishing field, it is organized by EDRLab (European Digital Reading Laboratory), a non-profit organization active in the development of software, reading solutions and DRM for the creation of an open, interoperable, and accessible digital publishing ecosystem.

The event is an opportunity for training and discussion on the themes of technological innovation and its impact on the production, distribution and reading of digital content.

A novelty of this 2023 edition is the collaboration with Fondazione LIA, thanks to which ample space has been reserved within the program of the event for the accessibility topic. The numerous seminars with international experts who will delve into this theme are all organized 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.

AGENDA: all the accessibility events

The dense agenda of the DPUB Summit 2023 includes crucial topics regarding innovation in the publishing sector and captures the current trends concerning digital publications in Europe, from comics to smart speakers. You can find all the meetings in the complete program of the initiative.

Below you can consult all the events dedicated to the theme of accessibility organized by EDRLab in collaboration with LIA.

June, 19

02:00 pm – EAA implementations checkpoint

With Cristina Mussinelli (Fondazione LIA), Raphael Berger (ARCOM) and Clara Bedhome (ARCOM)

June, 20

11:00 am – Digging into the backlist issue with ABE Lab

With Gautier Chomel (EDRLab); Chiara De Martin (Fondazione LIA) and Ted van der Vogt (KB.nl)

02:00 pm – Guided audio navigation in comics

With Hadrien Gardeur (DeMarque) and Morten Sjøgren (Nota)

03:00 pm – No-code Accessibility for InDesign

With Ken Jones (Circular Software)

04:00 pm – Better epub from InDesign

With Laura Brady

June, 21

11:00 am – Practical Resources for Born Accessible Publishing

With Hans Beerens (Dedicon) and Richard Orme (DAISY Consortium)

02:00 pm – Fixed Layout Accessibility

With Vincent Gros (Hachette Livre)

June, 22

03:00 pm – Reading born accessible contents: a new journey for assistive technologies manufacturers

With Fernando Pinto da Silva (DAISY France), Stephan Knecht (Bones AG); Mattias Karlsson (Dolphin Access LTD) and Mathieu Paquette (Humanware)

04:00 pm – Books in Smart Speakers

With Laurette Uzan (Association Valentin Haüy), Lindsay Tyler (CELA Library) and Ioana Gandrabur (CELA)

June, 23

11:00 am – Informing the user about book accessibility and features

With Gautier Chomel (EDRLab) and Gregorio Pellegrino (Fondazione LIA)


How to partecipate

This year the event will be held online, and participation will be free. One ticket will give access to every session: registration is open via the Zoom event page.

It is possible to bookmark sessions and to add them to personal calendars. EDRLab members will benefit from a written synthesis of every session, with links to the video recordings for further reviewing.


Accessibility sessions are organized in the framework of Aldus UP, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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