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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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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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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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DAISY Consortium Showcase 2023

A component of the 2023 DAISY AGM was a showcase presentation highlighting some of the work being conducted by DAISY and our member organizations around the world. This page contains:…

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Accessibility at a Mainstream Publishing Event

The London Book Fair was a vibrant and well-attended event this year and the publishing world was out in force. As ever, there were a number of sessions dedicated to…

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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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DAISY Annual Report 2022

May 30, 2023
Following approval at the AGM in May, the Annual Report of DAISY Consortium activities conducted in 2022 has now been…

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Digital Publishing Summit 2023

June 19, 2023 - June 23, 2023


IFLA LPD Satellite Conference 2023

August 18, 2023 - August 19, 2023

Schiedam, Netherlands

AAATE 2023 Conference

August 30, 2023 - September 1, 2023

Paris, France

ICEVI East Asia Regional Conference 2023

September 18, 2023 - September 21, 2023

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Accessible Publishing Conference

Date: November 9, 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.