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 the essentials of accessibility requirements for book content. The Copyright Guide will provide advice on the legal framework for access to copyright material.
The guides are a key project of the APA’s Australian Inclusive Publishers Initiative (AIPI), which is comprised of professionals from across the publishing and disability sectors working to improve access to books for those who experience difficulties reading from a traditional print book.
President of the APA, Lee Walker, is very pleased the funding has been secured.
“The funds from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will allow AIPI to develop and distribute high-quality guides for publishers and also for people who work in libraries, schools and university student support services,” Ms Walker says. “With this support, more people will have better, more equal, access to the content in print books.”
The guides are due to be finalised and launched by mid-2019.