New AIPI participant: single national advocate for low vision

New AIPI participant: single national advocate for low vision

Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following the announcement last week regarding its integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) . With the ABF being a standing AIPI member, we welcome Vision 2020 to the initiative.  Vision 2020 Australia CEO Judith […]

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Reading Opens Up : More Accessible Books One Step Closer in Australia

Reading Opens Up : More Accessible Books One Step Closer in Australia

The 22 per cent** of the Australian population with a print disability will be closer to accessing more books sooner as a result of new guides and the AIPI online knowledge hub launched last week. The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI) – a world-leading group comprised of disability institutions, book industry organisations, copyright bodies and government – aims to open […]

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Making Content Accessible launched at Round Table

Making Content Accessible launched at Round Table

Jane Curry, Director of Ventura Press and AIPI participant, has spoken at the Round Table for Information Access for People With Print Disabilities the print disabled,  to launch the publication, Making Content Accessible: A Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access. Learn more about the guide and download it for free here.   We […]

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Labor Backs AIPI – $2 Million

Labor Backs AIPI – $2 Million

From the office of : – SENATOR CAROL BROWN SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISABILITY AND CARERS SENATOR FOR TASMANIA LABOR WILL PUT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AND CARERS FIRST   A Shorten Labor Government will improve services and support for carers, as well as invest in making Australia more accessible and inclusive. Almost one in five Australians […]

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Inclusive Publishing Guide to launch at IPEd Conference in May 2019

Inclusive Publishing Guide to launch at IPEd Conference in May 2019

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and the Australian Publishers Association (APA) are pleased to announce the launch of Inclusive Publishing in Australia: An Introduction at the welcome reception for the IPEd National Editors Conference on Wednesday 8 May. This important resource is an introductory guide to accessible publishing for anyone involved in the publishing […]

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The Marrakesh Treaty on Counterpoint, Radio National

The Marrakesh Treaty on Counterpoint, Radio National

This radio segment was aired on Counterpoint, Radio National, on 4 December 2017, where Amanda Vandstone spoke with AIPI participant Fiona Phillips. Words from RN website: The Marrakesh Treaty which came into effect recently will help an estimated 285 million people worldwide have greater access to books published in accessible formats such as large print, braille or audio.  […]

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Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by Fiona Phillips

Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by Fiona Phillips

This article was originally published on the Australian Copyright Council’s news page.   Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by AIPI participant Fiona Phillips In September the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled will come into force.  Australia is among the countries who […]

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Funding boost for AIPI

Funding boost for AIPI

Originally published on the Australian Publishers Association news platform. The APA is pleased to announce that it has been successful in securing funds from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund for the production of two guides – one for publishers on inclusive publishing and one for non-government organisations on copyright. Introduction to Inclusive Publishing will cover […]

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World-leading book accessibility initiative creating the dignity to read

World-leading book accessibility initiative creating the dignity to read

Thirty individuals from more than 20 organisations met last week at Gilbert + Tobin Offices in Barangaroo, Sydney, for the third forum of the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI). The AIPI is uniquely comprised of representatives from libraries, publishers, authors, editors, print disability peak bodies, copyright experts, and government agencies. The AIPI reflected on two years of […]

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