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On 26 September WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium welcomed Hachette Livre as the 100th Signatory to the ABC Charter for Accessible Publishing marking an important milestone for the Consortium working to increase the number of books in accessible formats for use by hundreds of millions of people around the globe who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled.

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The French Publishers Association (SNE) initiative “La rentrée littéraire pour tous » successfully saw 82 publishers make 425 titles available in accessible format upon their release in partnership with the French National Library (BNF) and the National Book Centre (CNL).

PANZ EPUB workshop

On Wednesday 26 June a group met at the National Library in Auckland, New Zealand to discuss the ins and outs of working with EPUB3. The workshop was put together by the Blind Foundation in partnership with PANZ. 

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Following legislative change in the European Union (EU) on 2 October 2018, EU Member States can align the VAT rates for eBooks and audiobooks with physical books. A number of countries have been quick of the mark but in others publishers are campaigning hard.

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Following the announcement of the shortlist for the Accessible Books Consortium Excellence Awards, Following our first interview with Ediciones Godot, IPA spoke to a second shortlisted publisher, Kogan Page, to find out more about what they do and why accessibility is important to them. Read our interview with Martin Klopstock and Arthur Thompson from Kogan Page below. Those attending London Book Fair can also hear the pair talk at the Publishers Association event: Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty – Are You Ready?

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