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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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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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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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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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EPUB Accessibility 101 (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars October 6th saw a session focused on EPUB Accessibility. Our speakers showed everyone what happens under the hood of an EPUB file to support...

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DAISY Information Sharing Day

On Thursday October 14th we will be hosting a free information sharing day via Zoom, bringing you updates on a broad range of projects and activities from DAISY and our...

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User Experience Guide for Displaying Accessibility Metadata

The Publishing Community Group at W3C has announced the release of the report, A User Experience Guide for Accessibility Metadata this week and we welcome this additional resource for the publishing...

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Common Position on the Importance of Accessible Reading

September 10, 2021
On September 8th 2021, the International Literacy Day, six DAISY Member organizations collaborated to publish a common position on the…

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Finalists Announced for ABC International Excellence Awards 2021

September 1, 2021
The finalists for the 2021 ABC International Excellence Awards have been announced and we’d like to pass on our congratulations…

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EPUB Accessibility: EU Accessibility Act Mapping

June 29, 2021
The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is an EU directive that establishes accessibility targets to be met by many different types of products…

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EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference 2021

October 28, 2021 - October 30, 2021

Bangalore, India

Accessing Higher Ground 2021

November 15, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Colorado, USA

Sight Tech Global

December 1, 2021 - December 2, 2021

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CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2022

March 13, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Anaheim, California, USA

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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