Include! Conference speakers are industry leaders of inclusive publishing from all around the world.
President of IPA
Hugo Setzer is the president of International Publishers’ Association. He is also the CEO of Manual Moderno, the leading Spanish language publishing house specialized in the fields of education, medicine and psychology with offices in Mexico City and Bogotá, Colombia.
Avid advocate of social responsibility and inclusion of all potential readers, Mr. Setzer will discuss the implications of accessibility legislation and international treaties in the publishing industry.
He presents an encouraging stance towards making products accessible without giving up the quality or market share.
Secretary General of Fondazione LIA
Cristina Mussinelli is the Secretary General of the Fondazione LIA, short for Libri Italiani Accessibili, or Accessible Italian Books.
Ms. Mussinelli has been responsible for the technological innovation and digital publishing areas within the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) for three decades. She is a member of the W3C Digital Publishing Business Group, and board member of the European Digital Reading Lab.
Her presentation in the conference covers The European Accessibility Act and its impact on production flow of ebooks.
Former Head of Digitalization, Hachette Livre
Luc Audrain was the Head of Digitalization in Hachette Livre group, the third largest consumer publisher in the world. He promotes understanding and implementation of standards, noticeably for ebook files formats (EPUB) and metadata distribution (ONIX).
In 2018, Mr. Audrain made Hachette Livre the first company to endorse Ace, the Accessibility Checker for EPUB (from the DAISY Consortium). For these efforts, the WIPO Accessible Book Consortium awarded Hachette Livre The International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing.
His presentation in the conference covers the tricks and tips needed to achieve truly accessible ebooks.
Accessibility and user experience expert
Molly Watt is a usability and accessibility expert and public speaker, specializing in assistive technology and design for those with sensory impairment. She is a published author and has written and illustrated two children’s books.
She will talk from a user’s point of view based on her personal experience.
CEO of Daisy Consortium
Richard Orme, CEO of the DAISY Consortium, has vast experience in accessibility and inclusiveness.
The DAISY Consortium leads the development of software used around the world in the creation, conversion, and validation of accessible publications. It develops and contributes to mainstream and specialist standards to improve accessibility for all readers.
He will talk about accessibility standards and how different tools can be employed to reach accessibility in publishing.
Accessibility and Publishing Standards Lead at Rakuten Kobo
Wendy Reid is the Accessibility and Publishing Standards Lead at Rakuten Kobo, where she leads their company-wide accessibility efforts and adoption of new technical standards. She is also the Chair of the EPUB Working Group, Chair of the Publishing Working Group, and Editor of the Audiobooks specification at W3C.
Technical Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
Neil Mackin at Amazon Web Services leads the team focused on helping EMEA Public Sector customers to identify and develop business applications using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His career has focused on designing and articulating how data analytics and AI can be used to exploit data within the many and varied services that Capita seeks to deliver across sectors as diverse as telco, utilities, banking, health, justice, central and local government.
In the public sector realm, Neil Mackin has blended his research interests in theology and ethics into data led projects on community cohesion to understand what makes societies sustainable at a neighbourhood level and how resources can be most effectively targeted.