Typefi has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards!
These annual awards, presented at the London Book Fair, recognise 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. Typefi is a finalist for the initiative award, alongside DAISY Forum of India, Dolphin Computer Access in the UK, and Fundação Dorina Nowill para Cegos in Brazil.
Since 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day has been held annually to raise awareness of the importance of making technology accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.
At Typefi, we believe that accessible publishing creates a better experience for all consumers, and we’re strongly committed to helping organisations produce accessible publications with minimal additional cost and effort. In fact, the World Report on Disability, published jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, was composed and produced in accessible formats with Typefi.
Typefi was proud to sponsor the first ever XML for Standards Publishers symposium, hosted by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on Monday, 24 April 2017, at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Standards have traditionally been delivered as PDF documents. However, in a world where standards are increasingly monetised through derivative products, exchanged between partners, and consumed on mobile devices, PDF does not provide the flexibility needed to meet current and future market demands.
XML provides the key to solving all these issues and more!
Around 15% of the global population has a permanent disability, including approximately 285 million people with a visual impairment and an estimated 700 million people with dyslexia, the most common form of learning disability.
Publishing content that is accessible to all your potential readers makes good sense for a variety of reasons – legal, ethical and commercial. However, the prospect can seem daunting. Where do you start? View the webinar recording and associated resources to learn more!