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The DAISY Consortium has a rich history which started with audio and now positively impacts specialist and mainstream reading around the world.

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The Voice of Experience

DAISY has been leading standards and good practice in accessible digital publications for over 20 years - drawing on the expertise of our members with collective experience of over 1,500 years!

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Shaping the Technology of Tomorrow

At DAISY we work closely with technology companies and standards agencies to ensure that the reading and publishing technology of tomorrow provide an accessible future for all.

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Global Reach

DAISY is an international non-profit membership organization working with over 150 partners all around the world to improve access to reading for people with print disabilities

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You've found the DAISY Consortium website, the home of tools, standards, advice and best practices for publishing and reading to ensure accessibility for people with print disabilities in both specialist and mainstream formats.

We have lots to share, so do please explore, but the News, and Latest Updates and Quick Links below are a great place to start.

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Free Microsoft Tools for Non-Profit Organizations

In almost all sectors around the world, commercial, educational, government, and non-profit, people use Microsoft tools in their daily work. From an accessibility perspective this makes perfect sense with all…

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ICEVI Africa Region 2023 Event Report

ICEVI Africa Region organised a 3 day conference from 10-12, October 2023 in Nairobi Kenya. Several international development organisations such as ICEVI Global, Deaf-Blind International, DAISY Consortium, Kilimanjaro Blind Trust…

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The Marrakesh Treaty in Action

Converting printed material to an accessible formats like braille or audio takes time, money, and expertise. The amount of resources required will vary depending on the type of content and…

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BANA Presents Braille Excellence Award

January 5, 2024
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) has awarded Dr. Sarah Morley Wilkins the Darleen Bogart BANA Braille Excellence Award…

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Congratulations to ABC Excellence Awards Winners 2023

October 30, 2023
Many congratulations to the winners of the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing, announced today at The Sharjah Book…

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Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2023

October 5, 2023
The short-list for the 2023 ABC International Excellence Awards in Accessible Publishing has been announced in advance of the awards ceremony to…

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CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2024

March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Anaheim, California, USA

Inclusive Africa Conference 2024

May 14, 2024 - May 16, 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

DAISY AGM 2024

Date: May 30, 2024

Paris, France

Tactile Reading Conference 2025

June 2, 2025 - June 4, 2025

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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What People Say...

All readers, including those without print disabilities have benefited significantly from the incredible and sustained contributions that the DAISY Consortium has and continues to make to mainstream publishing standards.

The DAISY Format has changed the lives of people around the world, enabling access to education and providing a lifeline for leisure readers who would otherwise struggle to access publications.