Macmillan Learning of the United States and Fondazione LIA of Italy are the winners of the 2020 ABC International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing. Macmillan Learning was recognized in the publisher category and Fondazione LIA was recognized in the initiative category for their achievements in improving the accessibility of e-books and other digital publications for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.
This prestigious award, presented by the WIPO-led Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), is a noted event in the field of accessibility. An expert jury composed of accessibility experts and representatives of organizations serving people who are visually impaired, authors, publishers and standards bodies selected this year’s winners from a number of diverse nominees from around the world.
In the past, winners have been announced at a much anticipated annual awards ceremony at the London Book Fair. Unfortunately, however, the London Book Fair was cancelled this year following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe and the winners were advised via email of this honour. For more information, see the Accessible Books Consortium website