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SAGE Publishing won the Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing at the London Book Fair 2017.

SAGE Publications Online and Print Accessibility Policy: Facilitating Access

It is part of SAGE’s vision to disseminate teaching and research materials on a global scale, by combining quality and innovation and by actively responding to the needs of our customers. As such, SAGE endeavours to make the process of obtaining accessible content as simple as possible.

SAGE is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all to benefit from our products and strives to reduce barriers to delivering educational content on a timely basis to all customers by

  • routinely assessing and planning for iterative enhancements to improve the accessibility of our online platforms. To request platform-specific accessibility documentation, please email


  • supplying free PDF/e-files, provided the requestor institutional library or individual owns at least one print or ebook version. Proof of ownership may be requested.  If we do not have the PDF/e-file in-house we shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to have the content digitised at no cost to the requestor.

    To submit a request for a specific text we recommend you contact SAGE via your disability officer or librarian. Please email: Enquiries are addressed promptly, often within five working days.

    SAGE also works closely with the AccessText Network, Bookshare, RNIB Bookshare, and others in disseminating content for accessibility enhancement. Customers are encouraged to check with those organizations before contacting SAGE.

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Read this interview with Huw Alexander, Digital Sales Manager, to find out more about how SAGE is making our content accessible.