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Thursday, June 2, 2016

[IFLA-LPD] Accessible eBook guidelines for self-publishing authors


the International Authors Forum (IAF), is a global body representing the interests of authors in their copyright at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), with a seat on the board of the Accessible Book Consortium (ABC).


At the international level, IAF is part of ABC's effort to get more books into the hands of people who are blind or have print disabilities. 

IAF and ABC recently launched a set of guidelines for self-publishing authors about how to make their eBooks as accessible as possible. The guidelines are very straightforward, only 20 pages in length and clearly explain how to apply the principles of accessibility from the creation of the document at the word processing stage to the transition onto the most common self-publishing platforms such as Amazon and Apple. It is useful not just for self-publishers but for anyone creating a document, such as a teacher creating materials for classroom use, etc.

The guidelines are available at:


For additional questions, please contact


Katie Webb
International Authors Forum

1st Floor, Barnard’s Inn
86 Fetter Lane

Tel:  + 44 20 7264 5717
Twitter: @AuthorsForum


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