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“Accessibility Now”. An event at the Frankfurter Buchmesse


Any publisher selling its e-books in Europe in 2025 and all the actors of the e-publishing supply chain will need to respect the European Accessibility Act . The Federation of European Publishers (FEP), the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are organizing an event on this theme during the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the world’s largest publishing-industry trade show.

The event is also organised in the framework of Aldus UP, the European Book Fairs network promoting the internationalization of the book sector and the innovation of book fairs format.

“Accessibility Now: Will You Be Ready for the European Accessibility Act in 2025?”

The practical session will gather international accessibility experts who will tell you everything you need to know about the act and how to be compliant.


Wednesday, October 20
15:00 – 15:45 CEST

Live stream from the Agora and on buchmesse.de

Topics and speakers

In June 2025, the European Accessibility Act will come into force, requiring any publishing company doing business in Europe to make its e-books available in accessible formats. The seminar will focus on two questions: what do publishers need to do and how can they do it? IPA’s director of communications James Taylor moderates a panel including guests: Laura Brady from House of Anansi, Rachel Comerford from Macmillan Learning and Cristina Mussinelli from Fondazione LIA.

During this event, WIPO and Accessible Books Consortium will unveil the names of the winners of 2021 edition of ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing [here the finalists].

The recording of the event



The seminar is organized by

Logos of Frankfurter Buchmesse, IPA, FEP and WIPO

in the framework of

Logos of Aldus UP and Creative Europe