Digital Accessible Information System Consortium
Acronym: 
DAISY
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Multi-stakeholder Organization
Normative standard-setting and deliberation
Lobby-advocacy
Global

Thematic Areas

Logical (code, software, standards)
Print, Internet, Recorded Media
Access, Inclusion and Participation, Information, Communication and Expression Rights
Content, Uses
Specific Themes: 
Web accessibility
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Intellectual Property Rights
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Digital access for people with disabilities

Mission

The DAISY Consortium was formed in May, 1996 by talking book libraries to lead the worldwide transition from analog to Digital Talking Books.
The DAISY Consortium is a global partnership of organizations committed to creating the best way to read and publish, for everyone.
The Consortium contributes expertise in standards working groups that are engaged in Inclusive Publishing and develop guidelines and checklists so that best practices are clear and widely available.
In addition, we promote reading systems that ensure the best possible reading experience with eyes, ears and fingers. The DAISY Consortium supports and helps to develop inclusive publishing ecosystem for everybody, including persons with disabilities.
The Consortium is managed by a Board made up of representatives from all Full Member organizations. The Consortium is constituted as a not-for-profit association under Swiss law and is governed by Articles of Association.
Members of the Consortium actively promote inclusive publishing standards such as DAISY and accessible EPUB 3.
(Source: http://www.daisy.org/about_us)

Created by: Rosemary Curtis