About us and the hub

Inclusive Publishing Hub – sharing knowledge to make 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.

As this site is still in development, your suggestions and comments are welcome.

We collaborate with various international organizations listed below, representing publishers, technology companies and people with disabilities.

Google.org

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.


W3C

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.


ABC

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

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.


BISG

Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is the leading book trade association for best practices research, education, and events.


DIAGRAM Center

The DIAGRAM Center’s goal is to change the way image and graphic content for Accessible Electronic Media (AEM) is produced and accessed. The Center strives to assure that students with print disabilities are provided equal access to the curriculum. The DIAGRAM Center is a Benetech Global Literacy initiative.