How Can Publishers Use Voice Assistants to Succeed?

Voice Assistants Have Caught On The Smart Speaker industry is growing fast. The first Amazon Echo devices were released in 2014. Now, nearly 90 million adults in the United States have some kind of smart speaker in their homes. They’re in movies and on TV.  Asking Alexa or Google or Siri a question has become […]

Audible Captions and the Publishing Industry

What Are Audible Captions? Back in July of 2019, Amazon-based platform Audible announced a new feature called “Audible Captions”.  The feature, as you might have guessed, provided machine-generated captions to accompany Audible’s audiobooks. These captions only provided users with around 3 words of text at time, which were shown as the text was read aloud. […]

What are ePub Assessments?

You’ve probably heard that ePubs are able to contain things that regular books and eBooks can’t. Things like video, audio and MathML. But there is another feature that is becoming more popular among publishers of ePubs that really changes the way we think about eBooks: Assessments.  Assessments are short interactive quizzes or learning checks that […]

What’s the Deal with HTML5?

HTML5 has been around for a very long time now. But not everyone moves at the same speed. Different browsers adopt technologies at different rates. And developers need to factor in that compatibility when they choose technologies for their projects.  But, now that it’s been over 12 years since the initial release, it’s pretty safe […]

Do You Need an Accessibility Statement?

You’ve hired an accessibility consultant, firm, or specialist.  You’ve invested time, effort, and resources into ensuring that all of your users enjoy a comfortable and intuitive experience within your accessible web application or website.  An Accessibility Statement is a great way to put that work on display and set a good example for your industry.  […]

New Playstation 5 Accessibility Features

The new generation of consoles has officially begun. Many gamers and gaming enthusiasts are excited for higher frame rates, more impressive graphics, and faster load times. But there’s more to be excited about here.  Slowly but steadily, video game accessibility features have become more common and more robust. And the Playstation 5 is launching with […]

3 Things to Love About WCAG 2.2

Web accessibility, at its core, is about addressing the potential difficulties associated with using the web for people with disabilities.  However, many of the solutions and standards prescribed to address these difficulties make the web a better place for everyone.  Standardizing certain aspects of web design makes the web a more intuitive place.   There’s […]

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