Developing Digital Experiences, Tools and Devices for Everyone


The foundation of an accessible publishing ecosystem in which fundamental and important accessibility features being used consistently by developers has become an integral part of the publishing supply chain. Focusing on the specific needs and preferences of all users from the very start of the developing process has allowed mainstream digital products to embrace the opportunities that accessibility affords. Included in the ecosystem are authoring tools, digital content, reading systems and distribution platforms. The Ace by DAISY EPUB accessibility checking tool is an essential part of a developer’s toolbox and Simon Collinson’s recent article is essential reading.

Further Resources for Developers

Find help on this site and learn how to build accessible digital experiences. Automated tools can identify a small fraction of potential accessibility issues. User testing may provide more effective approach.

Several technology companies have added accessibility sections to their websites to assist developers in making content, applications, and devices more accessible, for example:

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2020 DAISY Award for Accessibility in Publishing 

After reviewing many incredible activities taking place around the world which are working to advance the accessibility of publications, we are pleased to announce […]

PostScript: A Series on Accessibility, Disability and Digital Publishing

October 2nd to 30th, 2020

PostScript is an online series on accessibility, disability, and digital publishing, hosted by Public Access. It will connect artists, researchers, writers, academics, students, publishers, […]

Kogan Page Wins IPG Award for their Accessible Ebook Program

The Independent Publishers Guild held its annual awards ceremony this week and we are delighted to announce that Kogan Page won the IPG Digital […]

European Accessibility Act: A Chance for Publishing

October 16th, 2020

Last year, the European Accessibility Act was passed. This event, organized by the IPA and the conference team at FBF will highlight the opportunities of […]

WordToEPUB Wins ALPSP Award

The DAISY Consortium is proud to have been named a winner of the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2020 for our work on WordToEPUB. This ground-breaking […]