Free Webinar: Accessibility Metadata and Export II

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Accessibility Metadata and Export Webinar II

Date and Time: Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. EST 


Join us for our follow-up webinar on accessibility metadata for digital book sales in the European market, presented by Fondazione LIA.

With the implementation of the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and the growing need for accessibility metadata across other major markets, Canadian publishers of all sizes and across both official languages need more tools and support to incorporate accessibility metadata in their feed.

Building on the information provided in our November webinar, this session will provide further guidance on more detailed technical aspects of accessibility metadata, such as:

  • how to express the accessibility features of your titles in ONIX format;
  • how to communicate the accessibility of your publications to end users in a simple way;
  • how to leverage EPUB metadata to associate accessibility metadata with their files.

Register today and help ensure the discoverability and distribution of your accessible titles in international supply chains.


Date and time: Thursday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. EST

This live webinar will be followed by a Q&A period with the hosts.

Presentation in English with simultaneous French interpretation. The presentation will be made available before the webinar.


Cristina Mussinelli Headshot Fondazione LIA

Cristina Mussinelli and Gregorio Pellegrino work at Fondazione LIA, an Italian non-profit organization that promotes the culture of accessibility in the publishing field. Its goal is to allow print-impaired readers to choose how, when, and above all what to read, thus fostering social integration and active participation in the world of culture, school, and work. To achieve this objective, Fondazione LIA carries out research and development activities in the field of digital accessibility, organizes awareness-raising events, offers training courses and consulting activities, and is part of an international network of organizations focusing on the accessibility of content. Since its foundation in 2014 by the Italian Publishers Association, Fondazione LIA has collaborated with the Italian Blind and Visually Impaired Union (UICI), which became an institutional member in November 2017.

Greg Headshot Fondazione LIA

This webinar is jointly organized with the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP), the collective voice of French- and English-language scholarly publishing in Canada, and is funded through the Canada Book Fund’s special call on accessible digital books. A bilingual brochure on the same topic will be published in March.

For more information, please email Elina Taillon, Communications Officer.