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European Accessibility Act: Game Changer for Accessible Books

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 2  

In Europe there is a surge of interest towards accessibility in the publishing sector, due to the new legislative scenario coming into force in June 2025. The European Accessibility Act has implications not only in the 27 EU countries but worldwide. This presentation will offer a comprehensive look at the advances European industry is making in all its sectors (trade, educational, academic) as well as revealing the challenges that remain. Publishing companies are working together with disability organizations, and we will present a roundup of the most promising collaboration projects in the field. Finally, we will offer insights about what to expect (good and bad) for readers and educators in Europe, the US and beyond.

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  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Media & Publishing
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
The European Accessibility Act will be a game changer for digital publishing worldwide as it establishes accessibility requirements for e-books, reading systems and for those wishing to distribute in Europe. Starting in 2025, what can end users expect?  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Education
Session Type
General Track  


  • Elisa Molinari
    Fondazione LIA
  • Richard Orme
    DAISY Consortium

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