Sarah Hilderley

Community Engagements Manager, International Digital Publishing Forum

Based in Ontario, Canada, Sarah works as Community Engagements Manager for the International Digital Publishing Forum and advocates for accessibility via the use of EPUB and other digital standards. She maintains and authors the website epubzone.org, an IDPF news and community site for all things EPUB. She took the lead in The Enabling Technologies Framework – a global accessibility project funded by WIPO and delivered by EDItEUR, the international standards body. This three-year global project developed a worldwide standard of best practice for publishers, helping them ensure full accessibility to their digital material for the print-disabled. Sarah has worked in publishing for many years, most notably as Production Director at HarperCollins Publishers, UK. Her work there included the creation of the standard ‘prelims,’ which looks at social responsibility and ethical sourcing of a publisher’s third-party suppliers. She currently owns Quarry Press, a small independent press, with her husband, Tristan Hilderley.

Sarah's Sessions

A11y from the Start: How to produce born accessible ebooks in a collaborative workflow

With the expanded use of EPUB3 these last couple of years, accessibility can and should be built into every ebook from the planning stages to final delivery. This practical workshop will demonstrate how you as editors and designers can ensure your books are on target to meet accessibility guidelines, while actively adding value to your […]
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