A special accessibility seminar for professionals will be held at the Guadalajara International Book Fair on Tuesday 29 November 2022, which will also include the announcement of the winners of the 2022 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing.

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The Accessible Books Consortium has partnered with accessibility experts at the DAISY Consortium to produce a new ABC course on accessible publishing. The new module, which is offered free of charge, covers key topics for publishers including best practices, accessibility standards and accessibility metadata.


The World Intellectual Property Organization Assemblies took place in Geneva and online from 14 to 22 July. Member States brought years of negotiations on two issues closer to resolution with agreement on two Diplomatic Conferences. The Assemblies also included a side event on the Marrakesh Treaty.

SDG Publishers Compact signatories

London Book Fair (5-7 April) was bristling, bringing back memories of easier times. IPA was also back and with a big focus on sustainability. From inspiring the leaders of the future through children’s books, to a challenging and thought-provoking Sustainability keynote. From a new InSPIRe report on how to make our sector more sustainable and resilient to practical panel discussion on what publishers can do now. All of this crowned by the Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact reaching and surpassing 200 signatories.

Peter Kraus Vom Cleff (Photo credit: Lukas Wehner)

After creating a special task force to lead the association’s preparations for the European Accessibility Act, the German Booksellers and Publishers Association has been working with Fondazione LIA and the German Central Library for the Blind (DZB Lesen) and in January 2022 published guides on accessibility.

Brianna Walker, Head of Content Management Books Publishing Services - Taylor & Francis Group

Brianna Walker, Head of Content Management at Taylor and Francis received WIPO's Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing on behalf of Taylor & Francis. In the second of our two interviews with this year's winners, Brianna talks to us about receiving the award and Taylor & Francis' work on accessibility. 

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