Charter for Accessible Publishing
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is a sponsor of the Charter for Accessible Publishing, which publishers of all kinds will be invited to sign.
The Charter contains fundamental principles that publishers will be required to adhere to with the aim of making their e-books and other digital publications accessible to persons with print disabilities.
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Books for All Starter Kit
The ABC Books for All Starter Kit for Accessible Publishing in Developing and Least Developed Countries provides information on how to increase the number of books in accessible formats at the national level. It is designed for key stakeholders such as NGOs representing or serving people who are print disabled, departments of education, and publishers in developing and least-developed countries (LDCs). The Starter Kit focuses both on how to establish a national “books for all” strategy as well as on the various technologies and procedures to produce works in accessible formats.
The Starter Kit was written by the DAISY Consortium and the Centre for Internet and Society, India, with funding from the Government of Australia.
Accessibility guidelines for self-publishing authors
ABC and the International Authors Forum have produced Accessible eBook Guidelines for Self-Publishing Authors , written by accessibility expert Dave Gunn. These guidelines describe how people with print disabilities like sight loss or dyslexia use technology to read eBooks, as well as the steps authors can take to ensure their books are compatible with that technology.
Best practice guidelines for publishers
The guidelines document Accessible Publishing, Best Practice Guidelines for Publishers was produced by EDitEUR with funding from WIPO. The guidelines are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.