Program

 

9:30 Registration
10:00

Greetings

  • Minister of State Dr. Eva-Maria Stange (State Ministry of Science and Art Saxony)
  • Rector Prof. Dr. Beate Schücking (University of Leipzig)
10:30

Keynote

11:15 Break
11:30

International Presentations

13:00 Lunch break
14:00

Workshops

  • Panel 1: “Networking for a better Access to Study Materials”, presented by Gerhard Weber (TU Dresden/Germany) and Prof. Sven Degenhardt (University of Hamburg/Germany). (German)
  • Panel 2: “Practical Tools for Accessible Study Materials”, presented by Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium, New Delhi/India), George Kerscher (DAISY Consortium, Missoula/USA) and Richard Orme (DAISY Consortium, Warwick/UK).

Regulations, standards and guidelines are essential, but not effective without proper implementation. There must also be real world application to bring the benefits to learners with disabilities. In this session colleagues from the DAISY Consortium will introduce and demonstrate practical resources and solutions to make accessibility a reality. You want to create, procure, or download accessible books and publications? You will learn about tools that will help you do this. You want to offer students accessible ways to read publications? You will learn about what makes a reading systems accessible, how to make your own evaluations, and which tools are available today. And for tomorrow when there are new possibilities? You can find out how to keep up to date with the latest developments, and to participate in this revolution of accessible learning.

15:30 Coffee break
15:45

Wrap Up

Presentation of the results

16:15 End of the event

If required, presentations will be translated. There is no translation for Workshops.