Call for nominations: ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, 2015

February 6, 2015

The ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2015 is now accepting applications and nominations.  This award recognizes outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications to persons with print disabilities.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:00 noon, London, UK time. An extension of this deadline may be granted at the discretion of the jury. The awards shortlist will be published by March 31, 2015.

The award will be presented at the London Book Fair (LBF) on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, during the scheduled LBF International Excellence Awards.

Criteria
You can nominate either your own organization/company or a third party anywhere in the world and we encourage nominations of companies, organizations or individuals based in developing or least developed countries.

Selection
The selection process will be overseen by a selection jury under the auspices of the UK Publishers Association’s Accessibility Action Group and representatives of the International Publishers’ Association, the International Authors’ Forum and the Accessible Books Consortium.

Submission process
Please send the following information to secretariat@internationalpublishers.org

  1. Your name, title and contact details. 
  2. Name of the nominated company, organisation or individual, address, and web site.
  3. In no more than 400 words please describe how this company/organization has demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications to persons with print disabilities.