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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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Countdown to EAA, T-367 Days (W)

In our new series of EAA monthly webinars, June 26th saw an overview session of the European Accessibility Act, kick starting the DAISY Countdown series of webinar events in the run…

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Born-Accessible Music Publishing: Enabling the Creation of Accessible Digital Scores

The DAISY Music Braille Project identified the need to develop and promote a ‘born-accessible’ agenda in the mainstream music publishing industry, to help get scores to musicians with print-disabilities in…

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EAA Backlist Confusion – Looking at Regional Differences

The European Accessibility Act comes into effect in June 2025, bringing with it a diverse range of requirements designed to improve the accessibility of products and services for people with…

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Nominations Open – International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing 2024

May 30, 2024
Nominations are now open for the WIPO Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards 2024. As in previous years, there are…

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10th Anniversary of the Accessible Books Consortium

May 6, 2024
Many congratulations to WIPO and the staff of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) on their 10th Anniversary. ABC is a…

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Remembering Monthian Butan

March 8, 2024
We are sorry to note the passing of Monthian Butan, Thai Senator and disability advocate, who, amongst an extensive portfolio…

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EAA Series: Image Descriptions – T-269 Days – Webinar

Date: September 25, 2024

Online via Zoom

M-Enabling Summit 2024

October 15, 2024 - October 17, 2024

Washington DC and Online

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.