Common Position on the Importance of Accessible Reading
On September 8th 2021, the International Literacy Day, six DAISY Member organizations collaborated to publish a common position on the importance of accessible reading. This work has been driven at least in part to aid the publishing industry in preparations for the European Accessibility Act coming into force in 2025. The group was comprised of five Nordic agencies Nota from Denmark, Celia from Finland, HBS from Iceland, NLB from Norway, MTM from Sweden and SBS from Switzerland.
In the common position statement the six organisations are committing to:
- Building a network to work on accessible reading and inclusive publishing in collaboration with the publishing industry
- Sharing our knowledge of our readers’ needs and how we best meet them as agencies, organisations, and market actors
- Promoting universal design and striving to ensure that every reader gets to read on their own terms”