People have equal access to information and knowledge, regardless of disabilities.
We envision a future where publications are digitally created with key accessibility features built in rather than built on. The second, a more costly approach requires conversion from an inaccessible format into a format that can be used by all people, including those who have a print disability.
We work to create the best way to read and publish for everybody, in the 21st century.
We advocate that the accessibility features be implemented in all mainstream publications and supported by mainstream reading applications and devices.
The era of 'born accessible' publications means that the future of publishing and reading will be inclusive for everyone, providing equal access to books and information for people with print disabilities.
Collaborative efforts bring to people with disabilities:
- Access to the same information at the same time without extra cost
- Rich reading experience with eyes, ears or fingers
- Easier access to publications they want to read
- More mainstream publications with built-in accessibility to purchase or borrow
- Control over reading experience
- Affordable reading technologies that are easy to use
All people benefit from:
- The great navigable reading experience introduced by DAISY
- Improvements incorporated in the new generation of accessible mainstream publications
Governments, industries and civil society benefit from:
- Access to information and universally designed educational materials
- Affordable and efficient reading and publishing systems supported by all stakeholders
- Improvements in access to information for those who are illiterate
- Authors, publishers and libraries reaching more customers.
Last update: September 26th, 2016