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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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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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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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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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Word Document Accessibility Part 2 (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars April 7th saw our second session focused on Word document accessibility – part two to the previous webinar, Word Document Accessibility 101, delivered on March...

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Examining the Accessible Mobile Reading Revolution (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars March 24th, 2021, saw a session focused on accessible mobile content from a variety of different perspectives. The adoption of mobile reading practices have become...

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Word Document Accessibility 101 (W)

Continuing our series of free weekly webinars March 10th, 2021, saw a practical workshop-style session focused on the accessibility of word documents. In our webinar series we’ve looked closely at how...

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EPUBCheck: W3C Announces Release of Version 4.2.5 and New Website

April 8, 2021
W3C are pleased to announce the latest production-ready release of EPUBCheck, version 4.2.5, providing support for checking conformance to the…

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Thorium Reader 1.6 Supports DAISY 3 Publications

March 2, 2021
EDRLab have announced the release of Thorium 1.6, the latest version of the highly accessible free EPUB reader which can…

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George Kerscher Awarded NISO Fellow for Lifetime Achievement in Information Access

February 24, 2021
Congratulations to George Kerscher, DAISY Consortium Chief Innovations Officer, for being awarded NISO Fellow for Lifetime Achievement in Information Access.…

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Webinar: Exploring Reading App Accessibility

Date: April 21, 2021

Zoom Webinar

Tactile Reading 2021

April 28, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Oslo, Norway

Accessibility in Publishing

Date: May 3, 2021

Online

DAISY General Meeting 2021

Date: May 26, 2021

Online

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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