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. 

Daniela Levy-Pinot (photo courtesy of NNELS)

Daniela Levy-Pinto, Manager of the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) received WIPO's Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. She talks to IPA about receiving the award and the work NNELS does on accessibility. 

Screenshot of the studio for the Accessibility Now session

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing were celebrated at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 during a virtual session entitled “Accessibility Now: Will you be ready for the European Accessibility Act in 2025?”. Moderated by James Taylor, Director of Communications and Freedom to Publish at the International Publishers Association (IPA), the session explored the significance of the European Accessibility Act, celebrated publishers and initiatives that have embraced accessibility, and discussed ways in which different actors across the publishing industry can integrate accessibility into their work.

WIPO ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing photo

The shortlist for the 2021 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing has been posted. The WIPO led Accessible Books Consortium will unveil the names of the winners at the awards ceremony to be held at the Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Nominations are now open for the Accessible Book Consortium’s (ABC) International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, which recognizes a publisher and a project initiative that each demonstrate outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

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WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) has launched an online capacity-building course on the production of books in accessible formats for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled to ensure continuation of its training programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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