Accessibility: Reflections on the International Landscape

Accessibility: Reflections on the International Landscape

11 Mar 2020, 11:30 - 12:30

Olympia Room - Grand Hall

The Publishers Association’s Accessibility Action Group is proud to present this popular annual seminar on ebook accessibility at The London Book Fair, concentrating this year on providing an up-to-the minute overview of progress being made on international strategies for publishing accessible ebooks.
Increasing accessibility in file formats, platforms, devices and apps means that the book industry can publish their mainstream content direct to all their readers in a way that has never been possible before. For the many people who are unable to read standard print this provides the chance to have access to the same books, at the same price and at the same time as everyone else.

There has been a lot of international activity surrounding the accessibility of econtent and this seminar will explore the latest developments around the globe—initiatives that can assist publishers in their born accessible journey. A reflection on the international landscape will give our audience a snapshot of current thoughts and opinions, tools, guidance and standards from industry experts and colleagues whose experiences and advice will foster further collaboration.

This seminar is suitable for everyone in the book industry who is involved in producing good quality ebooks and bringing them to their readers. Join us and help improve the reading experience for your customers!

This seminar is sponsored by Publishers' Licensing Services – Collective licensing and rights management services for UK publishers.



  • Ruth Howells


    Deputy Director of External Affairs

    The Publishers Association

      Ruth joined the Publishers Association at the end of 2017 and leads the organisation’s external communications activity. Prior to working in the...

  • Jane Curry


    Director and Publisher

    Ventura Press

      Jane Curry has spent over 25 years in book publishing starting straight from university in England to join Time Life Books in London before coming...

  • Dave Gunn


    Accessibility Specialist

    The DAISY Consortium

      Dave Gunn is an accessibility expert at the DAISY Consortium, an international non-profit organization driving standards and best practices to...

  • Luc Audrain


    Head of Digitalization

    Hachette Livre

      Luc Audrain has dedicated his career to the digital transition in the publishing industry. Luc Audrain joined Hachette Livre in 2001 in the...