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 […]

How Video Games Are Becoming More Accessible

If you’ve played a AAA video game recently, you might’ve noticed a new category within the pause menu: Accessibility. And the options featured in this Accessibility menu have been becoming a lot more robust.  Color Contrast Settings Realistic military shooters have been a highly saturated genre for many years.  Games like Call of Duty and […]

What is MathML?

The Problem with Math on the Internet Often times, mathematical equations contain characters or forms of notation that are difficult or impossible to produce with a standard keyboard.  In the past, people have often used specialized software to notate and work on these kinds of equations.   If a person wanted to share an equation […]

What is an EPUB 3?

What is an EPUB? EPUB is a dynamic, widely supported format for eBooks.  The EPUB format gained popularity over the years by offering a more flexible reading experience than other, more static formats like PDF.  That’s because EPUBs are actually made up of the same code that is used to create websites.  EPUB files are […]

How to Test Your Site’s Accessibility

You know about web accessibility and why it’s important.  You know that your site should be accessible and you’d like to make that happen.  But how can you tell if your site meets the necessary requirements?   Where do you start?  Automated Web Accessibility Tests There are a lot of accessibility tests out there.   […]

The Trouble with Accessibility Overlays

I think it’s safe to say that the word is out: accessibility overlays do not work. In fact, if you Google “accessibility overlay”, you’ll get more results about how they don’t work than results about the products themselves.  And there is plenty written about why these do not work—and how they might actually cause you some trouble.  But […]

What Does ADA Compliance Mean for Your Site?

If you’ve ever run a Google search for ‘web accessibility’, ‘accessible web application’, or anything similar, chances are you’ve come across the phrase ‘ADA compliance’.   And it makes sense that this phrase is catching on.  With accessibility lawsuits on the rise, companies looking to improve their web accessibility want to make absolutely sure that […]

The Benefits of Accessible Content

There are obvious benefits to creating accessible content.  Your available audience grows. You avoid legal troubles. But there are also some less obvious benefits that might surprise you.    Better Code Practices  Imagine a simple home page or a table of contents in an ePub. This may be made up of a few simple lines of […]

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