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IPTC Photo Metadata Conference 2021:
Accessibility, Interoperability and Authenticity

Thursday 4 November 2021: 1500 – 1900 UTC

The 2021 Photo Metadata Conference was again held virtually, free for anyone to attend. Please view the presentations below. Videos are available here.

TimeSession and speakerDownload slides
15.00 – 15.05Introduction and welcome
Brendan Quinn, Managing Director, IPTC
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15.05 – 15.15New accessibility properties in IPTC Photo Metadata Standard 2021.1
Speaker: David Riecks, co-lead of the Photo Metadata Working Group, IPTC
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15.15 – 15.45What Does an Image Sound Like? How to Navigate the Web Using Assistive Technology
Speaker: Sam Joehl, Level Access demonstrating a live screen reader experience on major image websites
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15.45 – 16.45Making Images Accessible Across Industries: How Does it Work and What’s Next?
James Tiller, Smithsonian
Cailin Meyer, Smithsonian
Rebecca Snyder, Smithsonian
Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning
Jon Sasala, Morey Creative Studios
Moderator: Caroline Desrosiers, Founder & CEO, Scribely
Smithsonian Institution slides
Macmillan Learning slides
Morey Creative Studios slides
16.45 – 17.15Image Accessibility Behind the Scenes: Metadata, DAMs, and Workflows
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Director of Accessibility, Adobe
Janos Farkas, CLink Media
Margaret Warren, ImageSnippets
Moderator: David Riecks, co-lead of the Photo Metadata Working Group, IPTC
Adobe slides
ImageSnippets slides
CLink Media slides
17.15 – 18.00Introducing the IPTC Photo Metadata Interoperability Tests
Speaker: Michael Steidl, co-lead of the Photo Metadata Working Group, IPTC
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18.00 – 18.55C2PA: Verifiable Credibility metadata in images and video
Following on from last year’s presentation about the Content Authenticity Initiative by Andy Parsons (see video), Santiago will bring attendees up to date with the C2PA work that is now available as a public draft specification.
Speaker: Santiago Lyon, Adobe / Content Authenticity Initiative
Moderator: Brendan Quinn, Managing Director, IPTC
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18.55 – 19.00Wrap up of the day
Brendan Quinn, Managing Director, IPTC

Previous Conferences

The IPTC Photo Metadata Conference has been held annually for 14 years. Discover what was presented and discussed at previous meetings.