The Very Basics of Screen Readers

One of my biggest misconceptions when I first started learning about accessibility was… well, basically everything I thought I knew about assistive technology.   When we talk about accessibility, we talk a lot about screen readers and other assistive devices.   And if you’ve never used or been around this kind of technology, it’s easy […]

Alt Text… or Text Alternatives?

The Phrase “Alt Text” comes up a lot when we talk about web and content accessibility.   We’ve got lots of content about Alt Text.  But Alt Text is not the terminology used by WCAG.  Instead, they use the phrase “Text Alternative”.   Let’s take a look at why:  What’s the Difference? Alt Text is […]

Is Your Organization Using Alt Text?

Every business has documents. If you’re a smaller company, you might not see the harm in using images without Alt Text in these internal documents. After all, they’re internal, right? And you’re not aware of anyone on your team who uses a screen reader. So what’s the harm?  The most obvious reason to start using […]

How eBooks Have Changed The World

Digital books or eBooks have been around for quite some time now.   Most of the books and textbooks that come out today are released in both formats.  Some users prefer feel and overall experience of a paper book.  And some prefer the convenience of a digital edition.  But in some instances, the choice is […]

Why Are Heading Tags Important?

If you’re writing content for your website, you might be tempted to just use bold text to highlight your headings.  After all, it accomplishes more or less the same thing, right?   Not exactly.   Here are some reasons why you should take the extra step of using actual HTML heading tags for your headings. […]

4 Reasons to Love eBooks

There’s a lot to love about eBooks. Whether you read exclusively on screens or just pick up digital editions from time to time.  Here are 4 of our favorite unique benefits to the digital side of reading: They Don’t Take Up Space It’s a lot easier to find space in one’s pockets or bag for […]

The Benefits of Content Validation

Content Validation is an important part of any workflow.  Validation ensures that content-breaking errors don’t make it through to delivery and helps catch things that human eyes might miss.  And, when executed skillfully, it can also help improve returns and even grow your business.  Here are three ways this can happen. Increased Output Accuracy  A […]

Content Validation: Errors vs Warnings

Making an eBook is easy.  Making a good eBook… that’s a bit more of a challenge.  At a minimum, validation can prevent broken or erroneous content from being sent through production.  But can validation also help us make good content?   It absolutely can.  That is, if the person creating the validation rules understands what […]

Why Is Error Reporting Important?

Validation is an important part of any publisher’s workflow.  It prevents broken or flawed content from moving forward undetected.  And it helps reduce the amount of manual intervention and QA required by the workflow process.  But identifying errors and halting erroneous content is only half of the story.   After all, once the error is […]

What is Exactly is an LMS (Learning Management System)?

What is an LMS?  An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a special Content Management System (CMS) geared toward interactive educational content or training materials.  When you think about educational content, you may picture university and school settings, but more and more businesses are beginning to utilize Learning Management Systems for their training materials.  That’s […]

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