On October 20, 2021, WIPO Deputy Director General, Copyright and Creative Industries Sector, Sylvie Forbin announced the winners of the 2021 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. Every year, WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) recognizes a publisher and an initiative that demonstrate exceptional achievements in improving the accessibility of e-books and other digital publications for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.
The publisher category of the award was presented to the Taylor & Francis Group, a UK-based publisher of books and academic journals. Brianna Walker, Head of Content Management, received the award on behalf of the publisher.
The initiative category of the award was presented to the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS), a Canadian repository of content that converts and provides books in accessible formats. Daniella Levy-Pinto, Manager, received the award on behalf of the initiative.
This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony which took place at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair.
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