This annual award is presented at the London Book Fair. It recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of digital publications for persons who are print disabled.
Two awards are presented each year, one to a publisher and one for a project initiative.
ABC encourages nominations of companies, organizations or individuals that are based in developing or least developed countries.
Charter for Accessible Publishing
The ABC Charter contains eight aspirational principles that publishers should follow to make their digital publications accessible to persons with print disabilities.
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Resources for publishers
Books for All starter kit
The ABC Books for All Starter Kit for Accessible Publishing in Developing and Least-Developed Countries provides information on how to increase the number of books in accessible formats at the national level.
It is designed for key stakeholders such as NGOs, departments of education, and publishers in developing and least-developed countries (LDCs).
The Starter Kit focuses both on how to establish a national “books for all” strategy as well as on the various technologies and procedures to produce works in accessible formats.
Guidelines for self-publishing authors
ABC and the International Authors Forum have produced Accessible eBook Guidelines for Self-Publishing Authors , written by accessibility expert Dave Gunn.
These guidelines describe how people with print disabilities such as sight loss or dyslexia use technology to read eBooks, as well as the steps authors can take to ensure their books are compatible with that technology.