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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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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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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.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021: Overview and Event Report

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021  (#GAAD) took place on May 20 this year and received huge attention across industries and, we are thrilled to note, the publishing industry and affiliated...

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

Resources, Event Planning and Awareness Building GAAD takes place on May 20 this year and we’d like to encourage all our members to take part so that we can build...

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Exploring Reading App Accessibility (W)

Our webinar on April 21, 2021, was focused on the accessibility of reading apps from a variety of different perspectives, with tips and demonstrations to show our audience the practicalities...

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Avneesh Singh Re-Elected to W3C Advisory Board

June 7, 2021
Many congratulations to Avneesh Singh, Chief Operating Officer at The DAISY Consortium, who has been re-elected to the W3C Advisory Board, as reported…

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New Releases: Ace By DAISY

April 15, 2021
The DAISY Consortium are pleased to announce new releases for both versions of the Ace By DAISY EPUB accessibility checking…

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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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World Blindness Summit 2021

June 28, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Online

NFB Annual Convention 2021

July 6, 2021 - July 10, 2021

Online

Sight Tech Global

December 1, 2021 - December 2, 2021

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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.

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