Perth Accessibility Meetup Group

PWAC Presenters 2021: Bill Kasdorf

by David Vosnacos in What’s On

Thanks to recent advances in standards, services, and technologies, accessibility–in the past an afterthought at best for publishers–is becoming an essential aspect of editorial, production, and dissemination processes and workflows globally. Key to enabling that to happen was the convergence of accessibility standards and requirements on a foundation of Web standards, most from the W3C.

In this talk, Bill will highlight important developments that are contributing to the creation of an accessibility-friendly publishing ecosystem. The ongoing evolution of the W3C’s WCAG and EPUB standards plays a critical role; around them, tools, technologies, and services have emerged that make it increasingly possible for publishers to build accessibility into their publications–and to get it right.