Accessibility Metadata: A panel discussion organized by the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)

Meeting codeWIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20
Date and venueNovember 23, 2022 Virtual
Time of sessions13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time (English)
Previous / future meetingsWIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/19 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/21
Topic(s)Webinars, Copyright and Related Rights, Copyright Infrastructure Webinars
The objective of this webinar is to shed light on accessibility metadata. The publishing industry embeds accessibility metadata in e-books and other online publications to describe the features that facilitate the reading experience for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. Four speakers will share their perspectives on how accessibility is being defined in international e-publishing standards, how metadata is embedded in publications, how libraries are using metadata to improve service to their users that are print disabled, and how these readers benefit from accessibility metadata.

The webinar is organized by the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC).

Program (CET):

  • 1:00 – 1:05 Opening remarks and introduction
  • 1:05 – 1:30 Presentation
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Q&A


  • Mr. Hans Beerens, Product Manager / Accessibility Officer, Dedicon, The Netherlands
  • Ms. Laura Brady, Head of Accessibility, eBound Canada
  • Ms. Julie Cardinal, Associate University Librarian for Teaching, Learning and Research Support, Université de Montréal
  • Mr. George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer, Daisy Consortium

Other related documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20/P1EnglishSpecification and Implementation of Accessibility metadata in EPUB3Specification and Implementation of Accessibility metadata in EPUB3, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20/P2EnglishAccessibility metadata from a user's perspectiveAccessibility metadata from a user's perspective, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20/P3EnglishAccessibility metadata from the library perspectiveAccessibility metadata from the library perspective, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20/P4EnglishAccessibility metadata from the publisher perspectiveAccessibility metadata from the publisher perspective, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20/SPEAKERSEnglishProfile of SpeakersProfile of Speakers, Complete document (pdf)