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Latest News

Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2022

The WIPO Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award 2022 is open for nominations. As in previous years, there are two categories for the awards, […]

Reading System Roundup – Updated

Reading systems (software and apps) are always being updates as developers work to add new features and improvements. Many updates are minor and have […]

Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1

The DAISY Consortium has announced updates to its Ace EPUB Accessibility Checker and the SMART Tool: Ace By DAISY Ace by DAISY is the […]

Upcoming Events

Inclusive Publishing Partner, Fondazione LIA, are presenting a training course for professionals coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) in order to provide an introduction to writing alt text descriptions.  Eliza Molinari will discuss the general rules for writing effective alternative descriptions that comply with the requirements of international guidelines. Specifically, this course will include:

  • the different types of alternative description;
  •   the classification of images
  •   the different types of images based on their function

Please note that this course will be delivered in Italian

Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

October 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022

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.

We look forward to updating this event page with relevant programming details.


October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022

PageBreak is new publishing conference in the tradition of Books in Browsers and Tools of Change. We expect this conference to embrace the theme of accessibility and look forward to updating our readers on programming and speakers as more details are made available.

Building on the best of Books in Browsers and Tools of Change, PageBreak is a community-driven conference focused on celebrating and sharing the ways people are moving beyond traditional models and embracing contemporary technology, workflow, and processes.

Accessing Higher Ground 2022

November 14, 2022 - November 18, 2022

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