At Hachette UK we are committed to making our content as accessible as possible for all readers, including those with disabilities.
We adhere to The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi /2014/9780111112694) and the Marrakesh Treaty, which was ratified in 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-copyright-law-to-implement-the-marrakesh-directive/changes-to-copyright-law-to-implement-the-marrakesh-directive).
In September 2019, Hachette partnered with the RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind People) to make all books available via their Bookshare platform. Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with qualifying print disabilities. Please visit Bookshare for further information (https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/).
Hachette has also signed the Charter for Accessible Publishing (ABC Charter) (https://www.accessiblebooksconsortium.org/portal/en/charter.html), which promotes the production of eBooks and other digital publications in accessible formats.
In line with the objectives of the ABC Charter, we continue to develop our digital formats to ensure they include features that help those with disabilities to access their content. We have over 42,000 titles available in ePub format, 3,000 in PDF and over 5,000 MP3 audio editions. We are working with charities and suppliers to improve navigation and searchability in our files as well as producing titles with image descriptions.
Please see our company websites for a complete list of titles and formats:
Hachette UK use DRM on eBooks for sale through third-party vendors.
For more information about our commitments to accessibility in publishing, please contact our Disability & Representation network, part of the Changing the Story initiative at Hachette UK: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Information Updated October 2019.