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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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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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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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Lessons Learned in the Journey to Accessible Publishing (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars November 23rd saw a session focused on the lessons that have been learned by speakers from 4 different areas of the publishing industry. This was…

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Accessible Reading Systems: Requirements and Examples of Good Practice (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars October 26th saw a session focused on accessible reading systems, hosted by DAISY’s George Kerscher. In his intro George reminded us that “people want…

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Accessible Publishing Support (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars September 28th saw a session focused on Accessible Publishing Support which gave a round-up of training, tools and resources available to publishers and content…

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Congratulations to ABC Excellence Awards Winners 2022

November 30, 2022
Many congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing, announced this…

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Shortlist Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2022

November 9, 2022
The short-list for the 2022 ABC International Excellence Awards in Accessible Publishing has been announced in advance of the awards…

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The DAISY Consortium Receives the Horizon Award from APH

October 29, 2022
During the annual conference of The American Printing House for the Blind, Dr. Craig Meador presented the DAISY Consortium with…

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Sight Tech Global 2022

December 7, 2022 - December 8, 2022

Online virtual conference

Digital Book World 2023

January 16, 2023 - January 18, 2023

New York City

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2023

March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023

Anaheim, California, USA

DAISY AGM 2023

Date: May 9, 2023

Washington DC, 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.