The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is delighted that Michiel Kolman, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Senior Vice President at Elsevier and Hugo Setzer, Vice-President of the IPA and CEO of Manual Moderno are encouraging publishers to support ABC and sign the ABC Charter for Accessible Publishing. Both Elsevier and Manual Moderno are signatories to the ABC Charter. Michiel Kolman’s call to action is available on youtube and their full interviews in the WIPO magazine
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award, to be given at London Book Fair 2018, is now open for nominations. ABC aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats, and make them available to people who are print disabled; the ABC International Excellence Award, given at LBF, recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications.
Two awards will be presented, one to a publisher and one for an initiative. You can nominate your own organisation or a third party anywhere in the world, and nominations are encouraged from those based in developing or least developed countries. The submissions deadline is Friday 26th January 2018, and the awards will be given on Tuesday 10th April 2018. Click through for full detail and a submission form.