About Inclusive Publishing
Inclusive Publishing – sharing knowledge to make mainstream publications accessible to all, including people with print disabilities. Find the latest definitive articles and links for the best approaches to producing, delivering and reading accessible content that can be available to everyone in the same format, at the same time and at the same price.
The DAISY Consortium
Inclusive Publishing is co-ordinated and managed by The DAISY Consortium a not-for-profit global collective of organizations committed to delivering worldwide change to achieve the common vision that “People have equal access to information and knowledge regardless of disability; a right confirmed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”
The Consortium contributes to mainstream standards, develops guidelines to promote best practices, raises awareness of accessible reading systems and supports open standards for inclusive publishing.
We collaborate with various international organizations listed below, representing publishers, technology companies and people with disabilities and are delighted to have their support in all of our activities.
Google.org supports nonprofits that innovate to address humanitarian issues. Google.org develops and invests in pursuits that can have a measurable impact on local, regional and global issues.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and IDPF combined in early 2017. EPUB ongoing development is now under W3C. The Publishing@W3C strategy includes:
- the development and promotion of EPUB as the packaged accessible interchange and delivery format for digital publications;
- ensuring the Open Web platform meets publishing industry needs; and
- pursuing a vision to realize fully Web-native Web Publications: online/offline, packaged/distributed, browser/app.
International Publishers Association (IPA)
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is the world’s largest federation of national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations. See also: IPA Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty.
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats – such as Braille, audio, and large print. The ABC is a multi-stakeholder partnership comprising WIPO, organizations that serve people with print disabilities and organizations representing publishers and authors.
European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab)
The European Digital Reading Lab is an innovative non-profit organization based in Paris; this is the European headquarter of the Readium Foundation and member of the W3C. Its main objectives are to promote the adoption of the EPUB standard across Europe, dedicate resources to Readium open source software developments and help on the adoption of native accessibility practices by European publishers.
Fondazione LIA’s mission is to promote books and reading in all forms, traditional and digital, through activities of education, information, sensitization and research, guaranteeing its fundamental principles: accessibility, integration and sociability.
Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is the leading book trade association for best practices research, education, and events.