Inclusive Publishing

The Inclusive Publishing project (formally known as the ‘Enabling Technologies Framework’ project) aims to promote mainstream publishing processes so that publishers can deliver "born accessible" publications that are fully accessible to all readers, including persons who are visually impaired.

This was a joint initiative involving WIPO, EDItEUR, and the DAISY Consortium.

Publications that everyone can use

Properly engineered publishing processes should be able to yield digital products that can be used effectively by every member of society. The fundamental usability of digital publications should meet equally the needs of mainstream users and persons who are visually impaired. Our target is for the same product to be usable by everybody.

What we are doing

Our work to promote inclusive publishing includes:

Best Practice Guidelines

The guidelines document Accessible Publishing, Best Practice Guidelines for Publishers  was produced by EDitEUR with funding from WIPO. The guidelines are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Online training modules

The following 30 minute online training modules were produced by EDitEUR with funding from WIPO, and are designed to help publishers understand the accessibility needs of persons who are visually impaired.

The information enables publishers to better understand their audience and to reach more readers than ever before. It helps publishers in a range of different roles make adjustments to their business and workflow processes in order to benefit all readers and increase business opportunities.

Select the module you require below to access a xerte based interactive training session:

Conversion tool

The DAISY Consortium, with partial funding from WIPO, has developed an open source cross-platform conversion tool for software developers to create applications that can be used for the production of content in accessible formats.