Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service

Sabina is the Public Services Librarian at the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), a national digital library of accessible format materials that works with public libraries and publishers across Canada to ensure equal access to reading materials for all Canadians. She works with public libraries to help local readers find technology and books they want to read in whatever format works for them. Her favourite discussion topics are the commercial availability exception in the Copyright Act and the privatization of public library space. She lives in rural Alberta where she doesn’t belong, and loves talking with people about books and revolutions of all sizes.

Sabina's Sessions

The Accessibility Supply Chain: Reporting from the Front Lines of Inclusive Ebook Production

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Join Shannon Culver and Sabina Iseli-Otto for an overview of lessons learned at this year’s Accessible Publishing Summit. Representatives from across the North American digital book supply chain convened over two days in January 2019 for facilitated dialogue and conversation on accessible publishing. By sharing diverse perspectives, and identifying the assets and challenges of born-accessible […]

Who Does What to Make Great EPUB? How to Build an Airplane in Mid-Air

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Many of us have been working with the EPUB standard for several years, but one long-standing challenge for Canadian publishers, particularly small ones, is that the requirements for accessible EPUB 3 can seem very daunting. Recent work by Laura Brady shows that many Canadian publishers are still producing EPUB 2, and those who are producing […]