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Congratulations to ABC Excellence Awards Winners 2021

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

Finalists Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2021

The finalists for the 2021 ABC International Excellence Awards have been announced and we’d like to pass on our congratulations to all candidates who […]

NNELS Publish Annual Summit Highlights

NNELS Accessible Publishing Summit is an annual event that brings together accessible publishing experts and key stakeholders in the creation and distribution of accessible […]

Upcoming Events

Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the most important marketplaces worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. Publishing experts, writers, and supply chain contacts from the creative industries across the world come together and Frankfurt becomes a hub for the media and publishing industry. There is always an exciting focus on accessible publishing.

This year there will be a practical session entitled: Accessibility Now Will You be Ready for the European Act in 2025. A stellar line up of speakers will focus on two simple questions: what do publishers need to do and how can they do it? In addition the ABC Excellence Awards for Accessibility will be presented at this event. This 45 minute session will be live-streamed from the book fair homepage at 13 UTC (15 CEST).

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. This year will be a hybrid event with options for attendance in person and online. A particular highlight for our readers is the session entitled: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Libraries & Publishers Providing Accessible Content.

This 5 day virtual conference, presented and hosted by AHEAD focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance.
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.
  • Universal Design and curriculum accessibility.
  • Best practices for web design, reaching untapped audiences through accessible design, and compliance with existing and anticipated Section 508 and ADA stipulations.

Look out for presentations from DAISY colleagues at this event