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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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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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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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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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Accessible Publishing: The Fundamentals (W)

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…

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Accessible Publishing in Africa The Fundamentals (W)

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…

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Announcing The Microsoft Supported Low-Cost Assistive Technology Project

Creating Accessible Books for Diverse and Affordable Reading Devices At DAISY we have a long history of working with the world’s leading technology companies to deliver amazing solutions for people…

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Nominations Open – International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2022

August 30, 2022
The WIPO Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award 2022 is open for nominations. As in previous years, there are two…

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Updates to DAISY Ace and SMART Support EPUB Accessibility 1.1

July 11, 2022
We are delighted to announce updates to Ace (Accessibility Checker for EPUB) and the SMART: Ace By DAISY Ace by…

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DAISY Annual Report 2021

June 15, 2022
Following approval at the AGM in May, the Annual Report of DAISY Consortium activities conducted in 2021 has now been…

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M-Enabling Summit 2022

October 24, 2022 - October 26, 2022

Washington, DC, USA


October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022

San Francisco

DAISY Board Meeting, November 2022

November 3, 2022 - November 4, 2022

Milan, Italy

Accessing Higher Ground 2022

November 14, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Denver, Colorado, USA

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2023

March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023

Anaheim, California, 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.