George Kerscher

George Kerscher
Secretary General, Daisy Consortium

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George Kerscher Ph.D. – “In the Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.”

George Kerscher began his IT innovations in 1987 and coined the term “print disabled.” George is dedicated to developing technologies that make information not only accessible, but also fully functional in the hands of persons who are blind or who have a print disability. He believes properly designed information systems can make all information accessible to all people and is working to push evolving technologies in this direction.

As Secretary General of the DAISY Consortium and President of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), Kerscher is a recognized international leader in document access. In addition, Kerscher is the Senior Officer of Accessible Technology at Learning Ally in the USA. He chairs the DAISY/NISO Standards committee, the EPUB Maintenance working group and the W3C’s Steering Council for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). George also serves on the USA National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) Board.

Sessions

Workshop New York East
Moderated by:
Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions)
Panelists:
Mark Bide (EDItEUR), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Norman Walsh (MarkLogic Corporation )
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 15 ratings)
We're in the midst of a major standards transition. Many key standards- ePUB for eBooks, PRISM/nextPub for publications, ONIX for metadata, DAISY for accessibility, MathML -have had, or are about to have, significant updates. Archival models are evolving too: e.g., DocBook Publishers Schema, TEI Tite, NLM becoming JATS. This workshop will help you make the most of the changing standards landscape. Read more.
General Metropolitan East
Robert Kasher (Newgen KnowledgeWorks), Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 13 ratings)
Learn the latest developments in EPUB, the free and open standard format created by the International Digital Publishing Forum. In addition, we know a lot of you will want to ask about what EPUB 3.0 can do, how it will be facilitated etc., so please be ready with plenty of questions for our expert panel from the EPUB working group. Read more.
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  • Qualcomm
  • codeMantra
  • COPIA
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Aptara
  • Bowker
  • Connotate
  • HP
  • Jouve North America
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • MarkLogic
  • Random House, Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Baker & Taylor
  • The BookMasters Group
  • Constellation
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Mashery
  • Silverchair
  • Wolfram
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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