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Summer Conference Round-up
AHEAD National Conference
"The 2013 AHEAD Conference theme Challenging and Changing Disability Perspectives is designed to challenge you to think outside the box! Explore how the disability climate is changing and how these changes are influencing practices and outcomes in the higher education disability environment."
National Federation of the Blind National Convention 2013
"This year more than 3,000 members and friends of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will be in Orlando, FL, to attend the annual NFB National Convention. The NFB is a membership organization of more than 50,000 blind persons, parents of blind children, and interested others from more than 700 local chapters across the United States."
"The 2013 M-Enabling Global Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities, a market of more than one billion users worldwide, with considerable untapped potential."
IDPF Digital Book 2013
"IDPF Digital Book 2013 at BookExpo America is a two-day conference focused on all the key issues we face in advancing publishing in an increasingly digital world. Digital Book 2013 is designed to give executives, marketers and technologists practical information and tools to inspire and lead organizations in this time of rapid change."
Future Publishing and Accessibility
"The Future Publishing and Accessibility conference will highlight and encourage conversations surrounding the perspectives for the future of publishing and accessibility. Come and participate in discussions on the following topics: Will the role of publishing companies, manufacturers and libraries change dramatically? Who will be the dominating players in the future? What will be the socio-economic and commercial consequences?"
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The AccessText Network (ATN) was launched by the Association of American Publishers to help students with print disabilities by making it easier for US colleges and universities to request files and permissions from publishers.