In our increasingly digital age, there can be no question that eBooks offer unprecedented opportunities for print-disabled readers. We are delighted to be hosting this important event in partnership with IFLA LPD and UPMC.
Paris, France (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Together with BrailleNet and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions section for Library services to the Print Disabled (LPD) will hold a two day satellite meeting at the UPMC campus in Paris on 22-23 August, directly after IFLA’s annual conference in Lyon. The conference is on the theme of eBooks for everyone! An opportunity for more inclusive libraries.
"The subject of eBooks is very much alive in our circles, but also in the greater world of libraries, publishers and producers," says Koen Krikhaar, Chair of the IFLA LPD Section. "This conference will provide a great opportunity for professionals to share their experiences and showcase their work on an international platform". Dominique Burger, CEO of BrailleNet, says, “In our increasingly digital age, there can be no question that eBooks offer unprecedented opportunities for print-disabled readers. We are delighted to be hosting this important event in partnership with IFLA LPD and UPMC”.
The event will bring together speakers from leading organizations across the globe and is geared towards professionals who are either interested or directly involved in the production, publication, distribution and provision of digital books and access technologies for people with disabilities.
Keynotes will be delivered by three leading figures in the field of book accessibility for all:
- Johanna Brinton, Business development Executive at OverDrive
- Dan Pescod, Campaigns Manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
- Bernhard Heinser, Senior Manager for the DAISY Consortium
The full program is available on the conference website at http://ifla-lpd2014.braillenet.org.
Please note that a special early bird rate is available until 31 May. Registration information and hotel recommendations can be found on the conference website.
About the Organizers
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. The mission of the IFLA LPD section is to advocate for library services that are equitable and accessible for persons with a print disability.
BrailleNet is a French non-profit organization committed to developing ICT for a better inclusion of people with disabilities in the Information Society. BrailleNet is responsible for the development and coordination of the Bibliothèque Numérique Francophone Accessible (BNFA), the largest digital library for the print-impaired in the French speaking world.
University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC) is the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in many fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level, as demonstrated by the many awards regularly won by UPMC researchers, and the many international partnerships it maintains across all five continents.
Press Contact: Katie Durand / Tel: +33 (0)1 44 27 34 89 (Tuesday to Thursday) / ifla-lpd2014 (at) braillenet (dot) org