Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative
The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI) is a forum that brings together a variety of organisations with the aim of increasing the availability of publications for the print disabled and increasing the availability of accessible format book material.
The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative was initiated by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) in 2016 to address the challenge of improving print accessibility. It brought together, for the first time, representatives of publishers, print disability organisations, libraries, copyright organisations, editors, authors, agents as well as government.
This cross-industry collaborative approach is unique in the world and has been recognised as an important development by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the International Publishers Association (IPA).
The initiative is confident that a shared understanding and cross-industry action will create an efficient and economically sustainable system to provide accessible publications to the benefit of the print disabled, and all readers.
The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative aims to develop a greater awareness of print accessibility and the needs of the print disabled, communicate the laws that govern access to published content and to build publishing industry capability in accessibility.