All speakers

All speakers at Take Part 2016:

  • Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy

    “More culture for more people throughout the country and a democracy policy that enables more people to participate in society. This is at the heart of my political priorities.”
    Alice Bah Kuhnke
  • David Lagercrantz, Author

    David Lagercrantz is the author of The Girl in the Spider´s Web and I am Zlatan Ibrahimović, immensely successful books that have encouraged unaccustomed readers to read a book. He is also one of the keynote speakers at ‪Take Part 2016.‬‬‬‬

    David Lagercrantz
  • Yong-Sang Cho, Principal researcher

    Dr. Yong-Sang Cho is a principal researcher at Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS) and former National Standards Coordinator for Smart Media in Korea.

    Yong-Sang Cho
  • George Kerscher, DAISY/IDPF

    Chief Innovation Officer DAISY Consortium, Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Learning Ally, President IDPF.

    George Kerscher
  • Micah May, New York Public Library

    Director of Business Development at The New York Public Library.

    Micah May
  • Victoria Owen, IFLA

    Victoria Owen is the Head Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her research focus is the policy space occupied by libraries and the representation of the public interest in copyright.

    Victoria Owen
  • Tzviya Siegman

    Tzviya Siegman is Digital Book Standards and Capabilities Lead at John Wiley & Sons. Tzviya wrote and maintained ebook specifications and stylesheets and serves as liaison to publishing industry groups.

    Tzviya Siegman
  • Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy and Founder, VitalSource Technologies, Inc.

    Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of VitalSource Technologies, Inc, a division of the Ingram Content Group. VitalSource is the maker of Bookshelf®.

    Rick Johnson
  • Patricia A Moore, President MooreDesign Associates

    Patricia Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist, designer, and a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements.
    Patricia A Moore
  • Michael Wright, Director NOTA

    Director General at NOTA - the Danish Library and Expertise Center for people with print disabilities.
    Michael Wright
  • Gjergj Demiraj, Deputy CEO, Gutenberg Technologies

    Authoring for creating rich and accessible content
    Gjergj Demiraj
  • Robert "Tripp" Naurup, Global Archive Manager, Elsevier

    The Faces Behind Elsevier´s Accessibility Approach
    Robert "Tripp" Naurup
  • Sebastien Dubuis, Managing Director and founder, Publiwide

    Authoring, editing, personalizing e- books: all the value of the EPUB 3 format
    Sebastien Dubuis
  • Tatsuo Nishizawa, Project Manager, Assistive Technology Products Business Unit Shinano Kenshi Corporation., Ltd.

    EPUB 3 producer at school
    Tatsuo Nishizawa
  • Leena Holopainen and Minna Katela, Pedagogical planner and Information specialist, Celia

    Engaging children and adolescents in finding the joy of reading
    Leena Holopainen and Minna Katela
  • Inge de Mönnink, Manager Educational Services & Strategic Innovation, Dedicon

    Creating accessible content elements in the publishing workflow
    Inge de Mönnink
  • Misako Nomura and Hiroshi Kawamura, Director of Information Center, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities and Vice President, Assistive Technology Development Organization

    A user’s voice: “I can read and understand the textbooks with DAISY!”
    Misako Nomura and Hiroshi Kawamura
  • Niclas Bergström, Founder & CEO, ReadSpeaker AB

    Automatic production and embedding of speech in EPUB 3
    Niclas Bergström
  • Dave Gunn, Accessibility Consultant, Outervations

    Access in self-publishing
    Dave Gunn
  • Monica Halil Lövblad, Head, Accessible Books Consortium

    Bringing Books to Persons with Print Disabilities
    Monica Halil Lövblad
  • Aditya Bikkani, AVP Business Development, AEL Data Service LLP

    Leveraging the power of EPUB 3
    Aditya Bikkani
  • Fredrik Schill and Jens Halvarsson, COO and CMO, Textalk AB

    Redefine Accessibility - Why We Need to Rethink the Meaning of Accessibility
    Fredrik Schill and Jens Halvarsson
  • Dipendra Manocha, Director of the Regional Resource Centre, DAISY Forum India

    Building Suitable Inclusive Publishing Ecosystems for Developing Countries
    Dipendra Manocha
  • Cristina Mussinelli, Secretary-General, LIA foundation (Italian Accessible Books)

    LIA - an Italian inclusive publishing ecosystem
    Cristina Mussinelli
  • Brad Turner, Vice President of Global Literacy, Benetech

    Accessibility progress? YES!
    Brad Turner
  • Susanne Axner, Head of Research and Development, The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media

    Multiple services through DAISY on-line
    Susanne Axner
  • Avneesh Singh, Chief Operating Officer, DAISY Consortium and representatives of Benetech, NORDIC group and Learning Ally

    Transition to EPUB 3 made possible
    Avneesh Singh
  • Dominic Labbé, Blindness Product Development Director, HumanWare Group

    Online DAISY Players - a painless transition path to the post CD online age of reading
    Dominic Labbé
  • Cyril Labordrie, Technical Evangelist, EDRLab

    EDRLab the IDPF and Readium Foundation headquarter
    Cyril Labordrie, Technical Evangelist, EDRLab
  • Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium

    Reading apps and accessibility – user requirements and helpful guidance
    Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium
  • Ulla Bohman, Communication Officer, MTM

    Reaching the unreachable
    Ulla Bohman, Communication Officer, MTM
  • Oskar Laurin, Head of the Digital Library, Stockholm Public Library

    Bibblix – a reading app for kids
    Oskar Laurin, Head of the Digital Library, Stockholm Public Library
  • Andrew Furlong, Technology Support Manager, Vision Australia

    Andrew is manager of the Technology Support department within the Accessible Information Service at Vision Australia.
    Andrew Furlong, Technology Support Manager, Vision Australia
  • HRH Prince Carl Philip

    HRH Swedish Prince Carl Philip is the Patron of the Dyslexia Association of Sweden.
    HRH Prince Carl Philip
  • Steve Tyler, Head of Solutions, Strategy and Planning at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the UK

    Mainstream & Specialist Reading Services - A Personal & Professional Perspective
    Steve Tyler, Head of Solutions, Strategy and Planning at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the UK
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