2024. Accessibility metadata for international distribution and export

Accessibility Metadata for International Distribution and Export report is published by the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP-APUC), the collective voice of French- and English-language scholarly publishing in Canada, with the support and collaboration of Livres Canada Books, the national association of the Canadian book publishing industry for promoting export sales. It is prepared for ACUP-APUC by Livres Canada Books and Fondazione LIA.

Authors of the report are: Gregorio Pellegrino (Chief Accessibility Officer at LIA), Elisa Molinari (Project Manager at LIA) and Cristina Mussinelli (Secretary General at LIA).

The report

This report provides guidance to exporter publishers on how to efficiently use accessibility metadata to increase the discoverability and sales of their digital titles.

The publication examines:

  •   the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and the growing culture of accessibility and inclusivity;
  •   how to express the accessibility features of your titles in ONIX format;
  •   how to effectively communicate the accessibility of your publications to end users in a simple way;
  •   how to leverage EPUB metadata to associate accessibility metadata with their files.

This publication presents vital knowledge for publishers seeking concrete information and strategies to ensure their accessible titles are easily discoverable across international markets.


Cover of "Accessibility Metadata for International Distribution and Export" report

You can purchase the whitepaper on the dedicated page on the Livres Canada Books website, HERE.
The file is available in EPUB and PDF format.