[Athen] FW: The DAISY Consortium releases Ace, the Free EPUB Accessibility Checking Tool

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Jan 29 18:55:19 PST 2018


>The DAISY Consortium is delighted to announce the launch of Ace by

>DAISY, the ground-breaking free and open source accessibility

>checking tool for ebooks created in the widely adopted EPUB format.


>Ace by DAISY, equips the publishing industry with a tool which can

>test their ebooks against internationally recognized standards for

>accessibility. Designed to assist content providers at any stage in

>their workflow, Ace by DAISY will make it easier to produce higher

>quality, more accessible EPUB content files.


>The full press release can be accessed at



>For further information on Ace and how to get




>Please help us to promote this major step forward in accessible publishing!


> * Share the press release with your colleagues / audience

> * Tweet about it using #AcebyDAISY

> * Follow @Inclusivepub @accessibledaisy on Twitter


>With regards

>Avneesh Singh






>George Kerscher Ph.D.

>-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.

>Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium


>Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech


>President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)


>Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board (IMLS)


>Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a

>division of the W3C


>Phone: +1 406/549-4687

>Cell:+1 406/544-2466

>Email: <mailto:kerscher at montana.com>kerscher at montana.com



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