EPUB Webinar Series

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This EPUB Webinar Series is brought to you by the EPUB in Higher Education Working Group


RESOURCES

How to Open an EPUB

How to Edit an EPUB

General

SCHEDULE

Completed Webinars and the Recordings

April 16, 2019. EPUB 101.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • EPUB has become a common file format for academic publications. This introductory webinar is intended to help library, faculty and DSO colleagues get up to speed with this publishing standard and its built-in accessibility features.
  • Presenters: Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

April 23, 2019. READING EPUB WITH DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • This webinar will review some common EPUB reading systems and explore what they offer for learners with dyslexia and learning disabilities. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
  • Presenter: Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley

April 30, 2019. READING EPUB WITH A SCREENREADER.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • George Kerscher and Amy Salmon will demonstrate how a student who is blind using a screen reader can enjoy the many benefits of an EPUB book. They will be demonstrating several of the most popular EPUB reading systems such as RedShelf, Apple Books and Vitalsource Bookshelf using JAWS for Windows, NVDA and VoiceOver. To show the diversity of EPUB for today’s readers, we also will be demonstrating on mobile readers such as Apple Books on an iPhone using VoiceOver. Come join us and see how wonderful the experience can be.
  • Presenters: Amy Salmon, MEd, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Tech for All; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

May 7, 2019. READING EPUB WITH LOW VISION.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Bonus Material - A Demo of Dolphin EasyReader
  • This webinar will review the common EPUB reading apps that offer great experiences for learners with low vision. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
  • Presenters: Robin Spinks, Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB); Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY

May 21, 2019. ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVES OF MAJOR PUBLISHERS.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Hear from five publishers - Cengage, McGraw Hill, Wiley, Macmillan, and Pearson - as they discuss the initiatives that they've undertaken to create more accessible products. Learn about where to find accessible ebooks, what publishers are doing to make them more accessible, and how to get answers to your accessibility questions when you or your students have an accessibility request.
  • Presenters: Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning; Jonathan Thurston, Pearson; Deb Castiglione, Cengage; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Lisa Nicks, McGraw Hill

May 28, 2019. REDSHELF DEMO AND ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • This webinar will help Disability Services Offices identify the different format types of course materials available on the RedShelf eReader platform and how those formats impact the availability of accessibility features. We will also share an outline of RedShelf’s commitment to setting a new standard for end-to-end campus accessibility support.
  • Presenter: Erin Kirchner-Lucas, Director of Digital Accessibility & User Experience at RedShelf

June 4, 2019. DISCOVERING ACCESSIBLE TITLES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Wouldn’t it be great to know about the accessibility of a publication before you buy it or borrow it from the library? Or to search only for accessible titles being considered for a course? With EPUB your wish is granted! This webinar will explain how the format enables rich accessibility information. It will demonstrate how accessibility information is provided on a book catalogue, explain where the information comes from, and discuss how you can use this to empower your students. It will go on to demonstrate how independent third party certification can assure the accessibility is indeed correct.
  • Presenters: Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

June 11, 2019. ADDING ACCESSIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS TO EPUB FILES.

  • Recording of the Webinar.
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck.
  • Bonus Video: EPUB Remediation: Alt Text and Metadata
  • EPUB Remediation: Color Contrast and Tables
  • Now that you’re more familiar with EPUBs, you can take it to the next level! In this last webinar in the series we will break open an EPUB to show how they are put together. Then using freely available tools, you will learn how to make improvements such as adding alt text, table headings and more, to provide students with an even greater accessible experience.
  • Presenters: Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY; Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley.