Accessible eBooks Are For Everyone.

Content Made with Everyone in Mind For a long time, readers who were blind would need to seek either braille editions or raised print editions.  These editions, if they existed at all, were printed in very limited quantities and could be very expensive.  Audio books are another option, but again, not every book will be […]

The Right Mindset for A11y

Accessibility is a fast growing topic. Businesses that have never even heard of web accessibility or content accessibility are now finding themselves making decisions about it.  And, with so many options out there, these decisions can be difficult to make.   Accessibility = Opportunity The rise in accessibility lawsuits has put accessibility on the radar […]

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. […]

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 […]

How Do eBooks Help Readers with Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a very common learning disorder that affects around 20 percent of the population.  Dyslexia is a much broader term than most people realize.  Simply put, it refers to a person with otherwise normal intelligence having difficulties associated with reading. The reason for that difficulty could be that the reader has […]

Should You Convert Your EPUB 2 Files to EPUB 3?

The EPUB 3 standard has been around since 2011.  Initially, both publishers and eReader makers were slow to adopt the new format. Because most eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files, publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files.  Because most publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files, eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files.   Fortunately, that stalemate has […]

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