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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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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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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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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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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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Returning to In-Person Training

At DAISY we are regularly approached by institutions working for people with print disabilities to request training in the production of accessible books, document conversion, and accessible ebook creation. For…

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Liblouis Braille Translation Table Feedback

Liblouis is a free and open-source braille translation system that powers screen readers such as NVDA, JAWS to work with refreshable braille display in various languages, as well as a…

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What Does EPUB 3.3 Mean For Accessibility?

EPUB 3 has widely been adopted by the commercial publishing community as the chosen format for digital books, and is being increasingly utilized for accessible format delivery by educators and…

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Announcement: EPUB 3.3, EPUB Reading Systems 3.3 and EPUB Accessibility 1.1 Move to Candidate Recommendation

May 17, 2022
The W3C has announced that the following documents are now W3C Candidate Recommendation Snapshots: EPUB 3.3 EPUB Reading Systems 3.3…

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Join us for the DAISY AGM

April 7, 2022
The DAISY Consortium Annual General Meeting is being held virtually this year and we’re delighted to open the doors to…

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ABC Training and Technical Assistance

March 22, 2022
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is inviting expressions of interest from organizations in developing and least developed countries for training…

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DAISY AGM 2022

Date: May 24, 2022

Zoom webinar

Digital Publishing Summit 2022

Date: June 3, 2022

Madrid, Spain

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022

July 26, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Dublin, Ireland

M-Enabling Summit 2022

October 24, 2022 - October 26, 2022

Washington, DC, USA

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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.