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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.

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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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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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Welcome

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.

Free Webinar Series on Accessible Publishing and Reading

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WordToEPUB Extended Tutorial (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars July 29th saw a detailed session focused on our new groundbreaking tool, WordToEPUB, following on from the WordToEPUB introductory webinar held earlier in the series....

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The Art and Science of Describing Images (W)

In our series of free webinars July 22nd saw a session focused on the skill of writing image descriptions giving us an in-depth glimpse of how to approach various types of images....

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Scaling Inclusion in the Transition to Remote Learning (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars July 15th saw a session exploring how the rapid adoption of remote learning can benefit accessible resource creation, universal learning and inclusive design, finding...

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WordToEPUB Tool Shortlisted for ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award 2020

June 23, 2020
The Assocation of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) have announced today their list of finalists for the Innovation in…

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Join us for the DAISY AGM

June 9, 2020
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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Tactile Reading 2021 Conference Extended

June 5, 2020
The second Tactile Reading event, planned for next year in Oslo, has now been extended to add a pre-conference day…

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ICCHP 2020

September 7, 2020 - September 11, 2020

Online event

International Literacy Day 2020

Date: September 8, 2020

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Accessing Higher Ground 2020

November 16, 2020 - November 20, 2020

Denver, Colorado USA

DAISY Board Meeting, November 2020

November 18, 2020 - November 19, 2020

São Paulo, Brazil

Tactile Reading 2021

April 28, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Oslo, Norway

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.

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