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Congratulations to the 2019 Winners of the ABC International Excellence Awards

The winners of the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards were announced last night at the London Book Fair 2019. Nominees were judged on the criteria of outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of ebooks or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled.

Both worthy winners were at the ceremony to receive the awards from Monica Halil-Lövblad from the Accessible Books Consortium.

Monica Halil Lovblad from ABC with the winners from eKitabu

 

 

 

 

 

From Kenya, eKitabu won the Initiative award.

Monica Halil Lovblad from ABC with the winners from Editorial 5

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial 5 (ED5) from Brazil, won the Publisher Award.

Our congratulations to all nominees and winners.

Photograph Credit: LBF

 

 

 

Finalists Announced for the 2019 ABC International Excellence Awards

The short-list for the 2019 ABC International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing has now been published and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony  on March 12, 2019 at the London Book Fair. Our congratulations to all the finalists who are:

Publishers Award

  • Argentina—Ediciones Godot
  • Brazil—EDITORIAL 5 (ED5)
  • United Kingdom—Kogan Page Ltd.

Initiative Award

  • Botswana—Companies and Intellectual Property Authority
  • Canada—BC Libraries Cooperative, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
  • Canada—Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
  • Italy—Fondazione LIA
  • Kenya—eKitabu

Full details of these awards can be found at the Accessible Books Consortium website 

Call for Nominations: Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award 2019

ABC is now inviting nominations for the 2019 Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial ebooks or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled. Two awards will be presented, one to a publisher and one for an initiative.

You may nominate either your own organization/company or a third party anywhere in the world, and ABC encourages nominations of companies, organizations or individuals based in developing or least developed countries. The two awardees will be presented with trophies at the annual awards event held at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Please submit your application by Thursday, January 10, 2019 through the London Book Fair site.

International Publishers Association calls on Publishers to Support the Accessible Books Consortium

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

ABC International Excellence Award – Seeking Nominations

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.