The DAISY Consortium
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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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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.

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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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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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Welcome to the New Site!

We’re excited to bring you this new and updated website, and even more excited for what is to come as this is just the start. This new site offers a...

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30 Years of Accessible Educational Resources at the Open University

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Open University, delivering flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide. It’s also the 30th...

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New DAISY Consortium President and Treasurer

As defined in the DAISY Consortium Articles of Association, the roles of DAISY President and Treasurer are elected by DAISY Board members every 4 years. The recent DAISY Board Meeting...

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ABC International Excellence Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

February 13, 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing have been announced and the winners will be…

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Call for Abstracts – Tactile Reading 2021

February 11, 2020

The call for abstracts is now open for the second Tactile Reading Conference, which will be held in Oslo, Norway…

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Ace App version 1.0.1 released

December 9, 2019

We are delighted to announce the first full release of the Ace by DAISY App. Many publishing professionals are already…

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CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2020

March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020

Anaheim, California USA

London Book Fair 2020

March 10, 2020 - March 12, 2020

Olympia, London, UK

NIPI Conference on Inclusive Publishing 2020

March 16, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Malmö, Sweden

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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