Industry News

  • Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2022
    on November 9, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    The short-list for the 2022 ABC International Excellence Awards in Accessible Publishing has been announced in advance of the awards ceremony to be held at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, on November 2022.  There are two categories of awards, publishers… Continue reading... Continue reading “Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2022”… The post Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2022 appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Accessible Reading Systems: Requirements and Examples of Good Practice (W)
    on November 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    In our series of free weekly webinars October 26th saw a session focused on accessible reading systems, hosted by DAISY’s George Kerscher. In his intro George reminded us that “people want to be able to read with their eyes, ears and… Continue reading... Continue reading “Accessible Reading Systems: Requirements and Examples of Good Practice (W)”… The post Accessible Reading Systems: Requirements and Examples of Good Practice (W) appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Accessible Publishing Support (W)
    on October 5, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    In our series of free weekly webinars September 28th saw a session focused on Accessible Publishing Support which gave a round-up of training, tools and resources available to publishers and content creators. There are many resources available worldwide and this webinar… Continue reading... Continue reading “Accessible Publishing Support (W)”… The post Accessible Publishing Support (W) appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Expanding Braille Language Support
    on October 3, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Refreshable Braille Displays have revolutionized the ability to read in braille. With the help of a braille display, whatever is available as accessible digital text can also be available in braille. For people who read braille and rely upon it… Continue reading... Continue reading “Expanding Braille Language Support”… The post Expanding Braille Language Support appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Accessible Publishing: The Fundamentals (W)
    on September 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    September 14th 2022 saw the first in a new season of free DAISY webinars with a session focused on Accessible Publishing: The Fundamentals. Accessible publishing is gaining increasing attention, with many new people approaching the topic, often driven by legislation… Continue reading... Continue reading “Accessible Publishing: The Fundamentals (W)”… The post Accessible Publishing: The Fundamentals (W) appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2022
    on August 30, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    The WIPO Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award 2022 is open for nominations. As in previous years, there are two categories for the awards, allowing both publishers and other initiatives to be celebrated for their work progressing accessibility in their… Continue reading... Continue reading “Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2022”… The post Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2022 appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Accessible Publishing in Africa The Fundamentals (W)
    on July 19, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    We recently conducted three webinars dedicated to introducing accessible publishing to an audience of people working in the publishing sector in Africa. This webinar covering “The Fundamentals” was delivered in 3 languages, the recordings and associated materials are linked below:… Continue reading... Continue reading “Accessible Publishing in Africa The Fundamentals (W)”… The post Accessible Publishing in Africa The Fundamentals (W) appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1
    on July 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    We are delighted to announce updates to Ace (Accessibility Checker for EPUB) and the SMART: Ace By DAISY Ace by DAISY is the free, open source EPUB accessibility checking tool, created to assist in the evaluation of conformance to the EPUB… Continue reading... Continue reading “Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1”… The post Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1 appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.

  • DAISY Annual Report 2021
    on June 15, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Following approval at the AGM in May, the Annual Report of DAISY Consortium activities conducted in 2021 has now been published. With messages from our President and Treasurer, brief summaries of tool development, project activity, and training, along with contributions… Continue reading... Continue reading “DAISY Annual Report 2021”… The post DAISY Annual Report 2021 appeared first on The DAISY Consortium.