Gregorio Pellegrino is an Italian computer engineer, Gregorio Pellegrino has a strong knowledge in the digital publishing field, new media with particular attention to accessibility for visually impaired people. He is a consultant in these areas for publishing companies (especially regarding formats, international standards and authoring platforms). He is the technical manager of Fondazione LIA where he coordinates consulting and training activities for national and international organizations who want to change their production processes in order to embrace accessibility. He is involved in international working-group devoted to accessibility of publications and standard formats.
Pellegrino explains that are some tools for creating fully accessible ebooks, such as the authoring tools that normally are used in the publishing houses – for example, InDesign or Microsoft Word and other tools – so they are able to create by their own accessible ebooks buta there are also some accessibility checker that are automatic testers.
In the context of the “Learning within the boundaries” conference, which took place during the Readmagine week of 2019, Gregorio Pellegrino presented a workshop given on the incorporation of the accessibility for Publishers and Distributors of digital books.