About the Summit

The Accessible Publishing Summit was a two-day summit was held in Toronto on January 28th and 29th, 2019. The Summit invited stakeholders in the ebook production and distribution chain (authors, editors, designers, publishers, distributors, librarians, and alternate-format producers) to help develop, compile, and distribute a set of best practices and techniques for accessible publishing relevant to their community. All documentation created will be made publicly available on this website.

Read the Executive Summary and full report!

This event was organized by NNELS, the National Network for Equitable Library Service, a digital public library of books for Canadians with print disabilities, and an advocate for an accessible and equitable reading ecosystem for Canadians with print disabilities. NNELS is funded by eight provinces and territories and housed at the BC Libraries Cooperative. For more information, please visit the NNELS website.

The Accessible Publishing Summit is being held with support from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component.