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Tech Forum 2020 recap: #eprdctn

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This Tech Forum recap is for the #eprdctn community. New and familiar members of the ebookcraft tribe share tips, tricks, and insights about the present and future of ebook production.

State of the #EbookCraft nation: #eprdctn #a11y in 2020

In this blog post, Laura Brady, Director, Cross-Media at House of Anansi Press, looks at ebooks and accessibility in the Canadian marketplace, exploring closely:

  • What work has been done up to now

  • The work that’s going on at present

  • What’s left to do (looking at you, InDesign)

  • The research studies, state of standards, tool development, government funding, and the state of reading systems as seen through an accessibility lens

Read Laura Brady’s blog post here.

Better problem solving through scripting

Do you find yourself repeating the same task over and over? Or feeling certain there is a way to automate a task but it’s just outside of your skill set? Kris Coppieters from Rorohiko has built a career solving just those kinds of problems. Whether it’s scripting a solution from within InDesign, or using AppleScript to finish off some markup, Kris shows how to bring high-level thinking to quick and dirty tasks.

 

#eprdctn tools & tips round-up

Rachel Comerford, Director of Content Standards at Macmillan Learning, and Monique Mongeon, Project Manager at BookNet Canada, hosted a fun and interactive session on #eprdctn, attendees and moderators shared their war stories, hacks, and favourite tools.

 

These and more Tech Forum presentations can be found on our YouTube channel, BNC blog, and podcast. You can also consult this schedule — all the sessions listed in purple have free online content available.