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UK Publishing Accessibility Action Group (PAAG)

We make accessibility happen

PAAG brings together stakeholders and decision makers from across the publishing ecosystem, from content creators, designers and publishers to platforms, vendors, tool providers, distributors, end-users and readers with lived experience. We provide a forum for these related voices to discuss the key issues around making accessibility happen, with a focus on real, practical, achievable goals that make a real difference to improving access to published works. This website brings together resources, education, contacts and other useful documents to help all of those involved progress the accessibility programmes in their organisations.

PAAG Mission statement

The UK Publishing Accessibility Action Group is a supportive community that fosters collaboration and encourages companies and publishing professionals in their accessibility journey. Our aim is to ensure that publications can be read by people with print disabilities. Its members include representatives from the publishing industry, publishing bodies, publishing technology organisations, disability associations, and people with lived experience of print disability.

Get involved!

PAAG meets regularly throughout the year to connect, network and hear from expert presenters on accessible publishing. This is an active and well attended meeting, facilitated by the UK Publishers Association.

For details about how you can join these meetings, the PAAG mailing list, LinkedIn group and various working groups visit the activities section of this website.

Who we are

PAAG is chaired by Stacy Scott. As well as Chair of the PAAG, Stacy Scott is the Accessibility Lead for the Taylor and Francis Group and Global Advisory Board Member for Learned Publishing. Having no usable vision all her life, Scott understands the challenges of accessibility and inclusivity from both the professional and personal point of view.

Our members include people from all aspects of the publishing industry and advocacy sectors. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wide-ranging and active membership, enabling us to draw from a huge wealth of experience and knowledge.