The Nordic Inclusive Publishing Initiative (NIPI) is a Nordic network started by governmental agencies committed to provide accessible books to people with print disability.

NIPI seeks to establish awareness among publishers, editors, authors, government agencies, print disability organisations, and libraries, and make the shift from special accessibility solutions and services to inclusive publishing based on universal design of products and services.

The goal is to increase accessibility in published information for people with print disabilities and ensure that they are distributed through accessible channels. The inspiration comes from the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI), where the publishing industry, civil society organisations, and the public sector collaborates to increase access to published material for people living with print disabilities.

Include! – the online conference on Inclusive Publishing

The first conference on Inclusive Publishing arranged by NIPI took place on November 11 2020. The aim of the conference was to introduce the industry to the people who lead the work towards inclusive publishing, and around 130 participants, mostly from the book and publishing industry in the Nordic countries, joined in to learn from those who are already spearheading this journey. Experts on inclusive publishing spoke about how the industry should prepare for the forthcoming requirements of the European Accessibility Act.

Presentations are all available online here.

NIPI Include!

Why go accessible?

  • Reach new readers and expand your customer base
  • Make your products more usable and appealing for everyone
  • Lead the change
  • It’s the right thing to do!

Producing accessible books requires both an understanding of readers’ needs and the practical knowledge of how to address them. Join the NIPI network to get started now!