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From Inclusion to Innovation: How Accessibility is transforming the Book Value Chain

18 October 2023
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Frankfurt Studio

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In recent years, accessibility has emerged as a critical factor in transforming the book value chain. This seminar will explore the dynamic relationship between accessibility and innovation, examining how accessibility initiatives are reshaping the publishing industry and fostering inclusivity within the industry.

Through a series of success stories, this seminar will examine how accessibility-driven initiatives sparked innovation from content production to distribution and consumption. 

The seminar will be held in the Frankfurt Studio (Hall 40, room Europa) and is organized by Fondazione LIA in collaboration with the Frankfurt Book Fair, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the Federation of European Publishers, the International Publishers Association, in the framework of Aldus UP, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


  • Porter Anderson, Editor in Chief, Publishing Perspectives
  • Irene Enriques, General Manager, Zanichelli Editore SpA , General Manager)
  • Tobias Streitferdt, Director Metadata & Systems, Holtzbrinck Buchverlage GmbH
  • Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rakuten Hobo