Over 90% of published works globally are inaccessible to the blind or vision impaired.
The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI) was launched in 2016 to foster a collaborative, consultative and consensus-based approach to tackling accessibility problems in Australia. Its members include representatives from the Books Create joint initiative and also literary agents, editors, designers, indexers, copyright organisations, disability associations, government and accessible-format providers. It is considered a world-leading approach to finding solutions to the problem of making books more available to those with a print disability.
You can discover more about AIPI on its own dedicated website, which features access to two first of their kind guides – Inclusive Publishing in Australia and Making Content Accessible – and also a number of stories and interviews from people with a print disability or who have services that support their access to books.
The aim of the AIPI is to increase access to published material for people living with print disabilities in Australia. Every year, AIPI meets to progress projects and activities towards its main goals.
AIPI would be very pleased to hear from any parties who are interested in joining the initiative who have a shared vision. Please contact AIPI here.