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9th European e-Accessibility Forum
e-Accessible Knowledge

8/06/2015, 9:00-18:00
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - Universcience - Paris

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09h00 - 09h30 : Opening Session

  • Welcome Address
    Claude FARGE (Universcience - Cité des sciences)
  • Introduction to the conference
    Dominique BURGER (UPMC-INSERM - BrailleNet )

09h30 - 10h30 : Framing e-Accessible Knowledge

Chair : Dominique BURGER (UPMC-INSERM, Association BrailleNet)
  • The stick, the carrot, and cozying up: a litigation and legislative strategy for making e-accessibility the default in American post-secondary education
    Daniel GOLDSTEIN (Brown Goldstein Levy)
  • Implementing the Legislative Strategy: Accessible Digital Publishing within and beyond the legal threshold
    George KERSCHER (DAISY Consortium)
  • Learning is all very well, but how? Exploring Multisensory and technological approaches to learning
    Edouard GENTAZ (University of Geneva)

11h00 - 12h15 : Making Complex Content Accessible

Chair : Bruno MARMOL (INRIA)
  • Accessible Scientific Content: Challenges and Prospects
    Alex BERNIER (BrailleNet)
  • Born Digital, Born Accessible: New Developments in Creation and Use of Accessible Images
    Betsy BEAUMON (Benetech)
  • The State of Accessible Math
    Neil SOIFFER (Design Science)
  • The Chem Access project - From Bitmap Graphics to Fully Accessible Chemical Diagrams
    Volker SORGE (University of Birmingham)

12h30 - 14h30 : DEMONSTRATIONS: Innovative Solutions

  • Empowering citizens and encouraging a more diverse workforce
    David Robinson, Thomas Crawford (TextHelp Ltd)
  • Online Daisy: read DAISY books on your smartphone
    Bert Paepen (Pyxima)
  • The KNFB Reader, a text-to-speech iOS app that reads any printed text
    James Gashel (National Federation of the Blind of the United States)
  • Making daily newspapers accessible: Production to playback
    Daniel AINASOJA (Pratsam)

12h30 - 13h20 : WORKSHOP: Managing an e-Accessibility project

  • Providing accessible information for all: the case of the 20 regional websites of the SNCF
    Aurélie HOUSSIN (SNCF)
  • Presentation of an accessibility charter for publishing education content online
    Romain Gervois (AlterWay)

13h30 - 14h20 : MINI-CONF : Accessible e-Learning & MOOCs

Chair : Jan ENGELEN (KUL Universiteit)
  • Expert Panel - MOOCs vs e-Accessibility
    Mathieu Nebra (Open Classrooms), Susanna Laurin (Funka Nu), Sebastian Kelle (University of Stuttgart)

13h30 - 14h20 : WORKSHOP: Producing accessible books

  • Open Source Tools: Focus on DAISY and EPUB 3
    Avneesh Singh (Daisy Consortium), Jean-Pierre Carpanini (AVH)
  • Leonardo da Vinci, an audio-tactile book
    Hoelle Corvest (Universcience)

14h45 - 16h00 : Developing Accessible Learning Experiences

  • Helping children with Developmental Coordination Disorders at School
    Caroline HURON (Collège de France)
  • "E-Accessibility for Learning", an investment program of the National Centre for Distance Learning
    Jean MILLERAT (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance (National Centre for Distance Learning)), Frédéric VINZENT (Alter Way)
  • Reliant on Readers, Stuck with Scribes or Independent with ICT? Can technology replace human support in examinations?
    Paul NISBET (University of Edinburgh)
  • Using Digital Technology to help Children with Learning Disabilities

16h00 - 17h00 : Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Learning

Chair : Luc MAUMET (Association Valentin Haüy)
  • The Right to Access Library Materials in one's Native Language, including Sign Language
    Riitta VIVOLIN-KAREN (The Finnish Association of the Deaf)
  • Accessible EPUB 3 and large-scale digitisation: the experience of the French National Library
    Jean-Philippe MOREUX (French National Library)

17h00 - 17h30 : Closing Session

  • Conclusions
    Dominique BURGER (UPMC-INSERM - BrailleNet)
  • Closing Speech
    Axelle LEMAIRE (French Minister for Digital Affairs)
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