Here you will find all the latest news and upcoming events.

Latest News

ABELab Report Released

The newly released Accessible Backlist Ebooks (ABE Lab) project report on Backlist Data and Gap Analysis provides relevant information for all looking to remediate […]

Congratulations to ABC Excellence Awards Winners 2023

Many congratulations to the winners of the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing, announced today at The Sharjah Book Fair. The awards are […]

Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2023

The short-list for the 2023 ABC International Excellence Awards in Accessible Publishing has been announced in advance of the awards ceremony to be held at the […]

Upcoming Events

In this free session, the Literary Press Group of Canada will discuss ebook accessibility metadata, including the data inside your ebooks and the data you create for your ONIX files. They will go over the basics of what it is, what it means, and what it does. Then, they will walk through how to create accessibility metadata that will be informative, true, and useful, explaining how to make sure it conforms to various standards.

This webinar will focus on the importance of inclusivity in publishing, specifically through the application of standards, to ensure accessibility of research content. Topics will include an overview of tools and methods for measuring site accessibility; a summary of relevant laws along with legal and financial risks for non-compliance; guidance on how to incorporate testing into workflow production processes; and practical steps on making content more accessible. Speakers include: Stacy Scott, Mark McCallum and Glenda Sims

The Accessible Publishing Summit is once again being held in person, in Toronto in January 2024. Various stakeholders from across the accessible publishing landscape will come together to share knowledge and perspectives. This year’s Summit will continue to build on the foundation which was created during the previous Accessible Publishing Summits.

Over the two days of the Summit, there will be demonstrations from individuals with lived experience of print disabilities, panel discussions between industry experts, and guided working sessions where all attendees will be able to share their knowledge.

This hybrid (in-person and online) event is focused on the effective digitization and delivery of STEM resources.

Topics will include:

  • Digitizing and processing printed documents in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics): technology / practice,
  • Digital libraries for STEM,
  • Accessibility of STEM documents, accessible PDF (e.g. PDF/UA) for STEM documents,
  • Accessibility of tables and figures,
  • E-learning and online services in scientific fields,
  • Accessibility in online STEM education,
  • Accessibility in a learning management system (LMS) or other groupware,
  • Assistive tools for disabled people,
  • Services and technologies for an inclusive environment,
  • Higher education for disabled students