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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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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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Our Story

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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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.


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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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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Opening Slide-Celebrating 10th anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty (W)

In this special webinar hosted by the IFLA section Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities in collaboration with the DAISY Consortium, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty,…

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DAISY Board and AGM in Washington 2023

In May 2023 the board of the DAISY Consortium was generously hosted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.…

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GCA Celebrates 5 Years Since Launch

June 23, 2023
Our congratulations to everyone who has worked on the Benetech Global Certified Accessible initiative since its launch 5 years ago. The DAISY…

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Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2023

June 6, 2023
Nominations are now open for the WIPO Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award 2023. As in previous years, there are…

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Avneesh Singh Re-Elected to W3C Advisory Board

June 5, 2023
Many congratulations to Avneesh Singh, Chief Operating Officer at The DAISY Consortium, who has been re-elected to the W3C Advisory Board, as reported…

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ICEVI Africa Conference 2023

October 9, 2023 - October 12, 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

M-Enabling Summit 2023

October 10, 2023 - October 12, 2023

Washington, DC, USA

ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium

November 1, 2023 - November 2, 2023

Washington DC

Accessible Publishing Conference

Date: November 9, 2023


DAISY Technical Meetings

Date: November 10, 2023


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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.