2023 Agenda

Note that times and events are subject to change.

Chestnut Conference Centre, University Room – 89 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON

Monday, February 6th: 8:30-16:30 (All times are Eastern)

  • 8:30: Doors open: coffee/tea and light breakfast will be provided
  • 9:00: Welcome & Thank-yous
  • 9:05: Updates & Introduction from NNELS
  • 9:30: Logistics & Community Building
    • Discussion of agenda, logistics, community agreements and accessibility guidelines
  • 9:45: Break
  • 10:00-12:00: The Experiences of Readers with Print Disabilities: Accessibility Demonstrations from members of NNELS’ Accessibility Testing Team
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 13:15-14:30: Accessible Publishing: Industry Updates & Expert Perspectives
    • Publishing: Deborah Nelson (eBOUND), Laura Brady (Independent), & Kate Edwards (ACP)
    • Alternate Format Production & Libraries: Daniella Levy-Pinto (NNELS), Laurie Davidson (Centre for Equitable Library Access) & Mélanie Dumas (BAnQ)
    • Standards: Wendy Reid (Rakuten Kobo / W3C)
    • DAISY: Sarah Hilderley (DAISY/Inclusive Publishing)
    • Education & Remediation: Adam Wilton (PRCVI) & bob Minnery (AERO)
    • Public Libraries: Representatives from the Public Library Resource Centre
    • French Publishers: Frédéric Brisson (Les Éditions David)
    • Government Updates: Sarah Mayes (Canada Book Fund)
  • 14:30-14:50: Break
  • 14:50-16:10: Working Group Sessions
  • 16:10-16:30: Reporting & opportunity for discussion/ Close of Day 1.
  • 17:00: Optional Community Dinner (pay-your-own-way)

Tuesday, February 7th: 8:30 am – 16:15 pm 

  • 8:30: Doors open: coffee/tea and light breakfast will be provided
  • 9:00: Welcome & Reflection on Day 1
  • 9:15-9:45: Working Group Session
  • 9:45-10:00: Reporting & opportunity for discussion
  • 10:05-10:30: Working Group Session
  • 10:30-10:45: Reporting & opportunity for discussion
  • 10:45-11:05: Break
  • 11:05-11:30: Working Group Session
  • 11:30-11:45: Reporting & opportunity for discussion
  • 11:50-12:50: Lunch
  • 13:00-13:30: Working Group Session
  • 13:30-13:45: Reporting & opportunity for discussion
  • 13:50-14:45: Prepare overview of all questions, answers, etc.
  • 14:45-15:00: Break
  • 15:00-16:00: Presentations of the work and feedback/input/reflections
  • 16:00-16:15: Closing notes.