Accessibility roundup: ABC Global Book Service going from strength to strength

Hugo Setzer on screen at SCCR37

Alongside announcing great progress for the ABC Global Book Service with 42,000 additions to the catalogue, IPA VP-elect Bodour Al Qasimi signed an agreement with WIPO for accessibility training in the UAE and IPA President-elect, Hugo Setzer, stars in a short film explaining his support for accessible publishing.

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Inspiring Words from Industry Leaders: Interview with Hugo Setzer, The International Publishers Association

Photograph of Hugo Setzer, subject of this interview

Inclusive Publishing has embarked on a series of interviews with industry leaders and their approach to accessibility. In August 2018 they interviewed IPA VP and Manual Moderno CEO, Hugo Setzer.

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Alicia Wise steps down from ABC board

Alicia Wise

A founding member, of the ABC board, Alicia Wise (Senior VP for Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier), stood down at the recent board meeting where she will be replaced by IPA President, Michiel Kolman. We interviewed Alicia about her motivation, Marrakesh and the future.

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Accessibility Awards announced at London Book Fair

ABC Award ceremony

The London Book Fair saw the announcement of the Accessible Books Consortium’s 2018 International Excellence Awards with Hachette Livre, France and Daisy Forum, India picking up the prizes.

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IPA backs WIPO accessibility work

WIPO Magazine Feb 2018

IPA President, Michiel Kolman, and Vice President, Hugo Setzer, feature in the latest edition of WIPO magazine promoting the Marrakesh Treaty and the work of the Accessible Books Consortium.

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Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) Announces Award Shortlists

Following a record number of nominations from different continents, the shortlists for the 2018 ABC International Excellence Awards in Accessible Publishing were announced on February 23rd.

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