Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award 2017

  • Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award

    The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats – such as braille, audio and large print – and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled (“the print disabled”).  The Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awardrecognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled.  

    Two awards will be presented, one to a publisher and one for an initiative.  The following elements will be considered by the 14 member panel (comprised of various organisations working in the field of accessibility) in making its selection:

    1. an organisation-wide commitment to making content available in accessible formats;
    2. accessibility standards built into production systems to make books accessible on, or close to, publication date;
    3. collaboration with partners in the supply chain to ensure that accessibility is maintained in delivering the product to the print disabled end-user;
    4. innovative practices established to advance the accessibility of e-books and digital publications for persons who are print disabled.

    You may nominate either your own organisation/company or a third party anywhere in the world, and ABC encourages nominations of companies, organisations or individuals based in developing or least developed countries.

    The submissions deadline is Thursday 15th December 2016.

    The two awardees will be presented with trophies at the annual awards ceremony held at The London Book Fair on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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