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How to make accessible ebooks: A workshop for beginners

Everyone’s talking about accessibility these days and it can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. Let this workshop be your starting place.
Non-technical? No problem. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn how to make accessible, ready-for-the-market ebooks, regardless of their department or previous experience with ebooks. Join us to get a plain language explainer of all the pieces of the ebook accessibility puzzle. This will be a hands-on, get-your-hands-dirty event with expertly guided small breakout groups.

Things we will cover:
-The basics of working with HTML in your EPUB
-How to test for accessibility
-How to identify and resolve errors
-The latest tools, gadgets, and gizmos to make the work easier
-How to describe your ebook for maximum discoverability
Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to create accessible content and understand how the decisions they make will impact the reading experience for everyone.


Laura Brady (Brady Type)
Monique Mongeon (BookNet Canada)


This workshop will run for 4 hours and hosted on Zoom. Sign language interpretation and closed captioning will be available.

Cameras and microphones will be on for attendees. The session will use breakout rooms, polling, and chat. There will be someone monitoring the Zoom chat if you have any questions or problems during the session.

Please feel free to get in touch for any further information. If you have any accessibility requirements, we will do our best to accommodate you.


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Jun 16, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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