London Book Fair 2012: Publishers Call for Industry Cohesion on Accessible e-Books

A pledge on behalf of the publishing industry to work with all parts of the publishing supply chain to improve the accessibility of e-books has been launched by The Publishers Association (PA), with cross-sector support.

The joint statement was launched at this week’s London Book Fair 2012, and is supported by a range of organisations, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and EDItEUR, the international trade standards body for the book industry.

While technological advancements have made it easier for publishers to produce material that is more accessible to those with print impairments, the whole supply chain now needs to work together to advance e-book accessibility, the statement says. More information is provided in the E-Access Bulletin.