How to describe accessibility in the value chain metadata


Creating accessible publications is an essential step to implement accessibility, but it is not the only one. Another crucial step is communicating the publication’s accessibility features along the book value chain. Metadata are the perfect tool to achieve that. To comply with the European Accessibility Act, publishers and distributors need to make accessibility metadata available for end users, allowing them to make conscious choices and buy publications in line with their needs.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to produce accessibility metadata and distribute them along the supply chain, in accordance with the international standard and in line with the Europan Accessibility Act’s requirements.

 Who is this course for

This course applies to anyone in the publishing house directly involved in content creation and distribution.

Topics covered

  • The role of metadata in the accessible ecosystem;
  • international standards for metadata;
  • how to describe accessibility features using Onix;
  • how to describe accessibility features using Schema.org.

Number of participants

Limited to a maximum of 25 persons due the practical setting to ensure proper engagement.

Participants will need:

  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Good internet connection

Follow-up materials

The slides of the course


Online – on the Zoom platform


2 hours delivered in 1 session


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Meet our trainers

Fondazione LIA’s team has been working side by side with Italian publishers since 2011, sharing a long-term experience in the field of accessible digital publishing.

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Gregorio Pellegrino

Computer engineer and accessibility expert since 2013. He is responsible for the technical aspects of LIA’s consulting and training activities and takes part in several international working groups of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and DAISY Consortium.


Standard fee for one participant

Reductions available:

  • 2° participant of the same publishing house: 130€
  • Any additional participant of the same publishing house: 70€

Reductions for IPA/FEP members:

  • 1° participant: 120€
  • 2° participant of the same publishing house: 100€
  • Any additional participant of the same publishing house: 55€
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    Online training

    Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    Time: 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
    Price: 360 EUR

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