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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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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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Implementing Extended Descriptions in Digital Publications, Best Practices and Practical Advice (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars February 24th saw a session focused on extended descriptions which followed on nicely from our series on The Art and Science of Image Description. Our...

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The Art and Science of Describing Images Part Three (W)

In our series of free webinars February 10th saw the 3rd session focusing on image description: in the series entitled, The Art and Science of Describing Images. This webinar focused on 3...

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Do More With WordToEPUB (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars December 9th saw a session focused on WordToEPUB.  Following on from earlier webinars, this event gave us a quick refresh, a summary of currently supported...

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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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2020 DAISY Award for Accessibility in Publishing

October 19, 2020
After reviewing many incredible activities taking place around the world which are working to advance the accessibility of publications, we…

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Webinar: Word Document Accessibility 101

Date: March 10, 2021

Zoom Webinar

Tactile Reading 2021

April 28, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Oslo, Norway

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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