Accessible Publishing
Sarah Hilderley
International standards body co-ordinating the
development of the standards infrastructure for
electronic commerce in the ...
Enabling Technologies Framework
WIPO’s visually impaired person’s
initiative to facilitate access to
copyrighted works for...
Enabling Technologies Framework
WHAT IS ACCESSIBLE PUBLISHING?
Choice of Access
Statistics
10% of the developed world and 15% of
the developing world have some degree
of print impairment.
Print
Impairment
visual
impairment
dyslexia
age- related
macular
degeneration
motor
disabilities
Statistics
By 2015, there will be over 1.2 billion
computer users over the age of 55.
We are all, at times, disabled
A title which offers the maximum flexibility of
user experience for all readers and allows ...
E-books offer accessibility opportunities
This is about new technology and the
opportunities that e-books offer through
ma...
The e-book package
Large print has become a universal concept
Personal customisation of the appearance
Text to Speech
Buil...
Accessible Publishing
Guidance
Training – online learning objects
Supply chain collaboration to
Improve awareness
ACCESSIBLE PUBLISHING,
BEST PRACTICE
GUIDELINES
FOR PUBLISHERS
http://www.visionip.org/inclusive_publishing/en/
Three routes to accessibility
1. Supply specialist accessible files directly from the publisher at the
request of a specif...
High level guidance
What is an accessible product?
Departmental guidelines
Guidance for senior executives
Guidance for in-...
Technical guidance
Departmental advice for Production and IT
How to add meaningful structure to documents
How to conduct a...
Company Policy to show top level commitment
Appoint an internal advocate
Understand the issues
Senior Executives
Responsible for internal communications
Promote awareness
Influence decision making
Conduct an accessibility audit
Underst...
Structure, structure, and more structure!
Simple layouts and design allowing user customisation
The challenges of illustra...
Workflow options for digital product
Capture and retain the structure
For the purposes of accessibility, a well
structured...
EPUB 3
 The interchange & delivery format for digital publications based on XML
and web standards
 Enables structured, a...
EPUB 3 & DAISY
Semantics from DAISY Authoring & Interchange preserved
Synchronized audio & video playback with text displa...
George Kerscher
“The EPUB 3 activity was chartered with a commitment to deliver
a specification that would meet the rapidl...
International Reaction
English
French
Spanish
German
Italian
Japanese
Hindi
Arabic
TRAINING
http://www.visionip.org/inclusive_publishing/en/
Open source learning objects to improve
understanding and assist...
To Complement the Guidelines
An Introduction to Print Impairment
Accessible Formats
Accessible Metadata
Accessible Images
...
Practical 10 minute overviews
To assist implementation
And improve understanding
Commercial
Ethical
Legal
Public Relations
Employee Moral
The Business Benefits
SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION
What makes supply chain work?
Website must be accessible
Retail ordering must be accessible
Content must conform to guidel...
Accessibility affects us all
The individual choices of each consumer are driving the digital
changes in our industry
Choic...
Accessibility in Ebook Publishing, with Sarah Hilderley, Independent Consultant, March 25, 2014
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Accessibility in Ebook Publishing, with Sarah Hilderley, Independent Consultant, March 25, 2014

  1. 1. Accessible Publishing Sarah Hilderley
  2. 2. International standards body co-ordinating the development of the standards infrastructure for electronic commerce in the book, e-book and serials sectors.
  3. 3. Enabling Technologies Framework WIPO’s visually impaired person’s initiative to facilitate access to copyrighted works for people with print disabilities.
  4. 4. Enabling Technologies Framework
  5. 5. WHAT IS ACCESSIBLE PUBLISHING? Choice of Access
  6. 6. Statistics 10% of the developed world and 15% of the developing world have some degree of print impairment.
  7. 7. Print Impairment visual impairment dyslexia age- related macular degeneration motor disabilities
  8. 8. Statistics By 2015, there will be over 1.2 billion computer users over the age of 55.
  9. 9. We are all, at times, disabled A title which offers the maximum flexibility of user experience for all readers and allows the content to be accessed and manipulated with ease by those with or without disabilities Choice of access is about personal requirements – all of us make choices every day about where, when and how we access our technology.
  10. 10. E-books offer accessibility opportunities This is about new technology and the opportunities that e-books offer through mainstream publications. Same time, same price, same format = same access
  11. 11. The e-book package Large print has become a universal concept Personal customisation of the appearance Text to Speech Built in Navigation with a consistent structure
  12. 12. Accessible Publishing Guidance Training – online learning objects Supply chain collaboration to Improve awareness
  13. 13. ACCESSIBLE PUBLISHING, BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PUBLISHERS http://www.visionip.org/inclusive_publishing/en/
  14. 14. Three routes to accessibility 1. Supply specialist accessible files directly from the publisher at the request of a specific reader or those on behalf of specific readers 2. Utilise the help of Intermediaries who can re-format files 3. Supply Mainstream file formats which are fully accessible from the outset
  15. 15. High level guidance What is an accessible product? Departmental guidelines Guidance for senior executives Guidance for in-house advocates Resources
  16. 16. Technical guidance Departmental advice for Production and IT How to add meaningful structure to documents How to conduct a technical audit of your product Resources
  17. 17. Company Policy to show top level commitment Appoint an internal advocate Understand the issues Senior Executives
  18. 18. Responsible for internal communications Promote awareness Influence decision making Conduct an accessibility audit Understand the business and the digital strategy Internal Advocate
  19. 19. Structure, structure, and more structure! Simple layouts and design allowing user customisation The challenges of illustrated titles Editorial and Design
  20. 20. Workflow options for digital product Capture and retain the structure For the purposes of accessibility, a well structured document produced in an XML workflow can be the first step towards success. Production and IT
  21. 21. EPUB 3  The interchange & delivery format for digital publications based on XML and web standards  Enables structured, accessible web content, interoperable between devices & applications, for downloaded and online consumption  Content with navigational structure & metadata, in a ZIP-based package
  22. 22. EPUB 3 & DAISY Semantics from DAISY Authoring & Interchange preserved Synchronized audio & video playback with text display Media overlays Pronunciation lexicon support Math ML support JavaScript controls http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025283.do
  23. 23. George Kerscher “The EPUB 3 activity was chartered with a commitment to deliver a specification that would meet the rapidly changing landscape of digital publishing. It is amazing to have such a high profile specification become a global standard in such a short time. There is worldwide interest in EPUB 3 – this fully accessible digital publishing standard will change the world forever.”
  24. 24. International Reaction English French Spanish German Italian Japanese Hindi Arabic
  25. 25. TRAINING http://www.visionip.org/inclusive_publishing/en/ Open source learning objects to improve understanding and assist implementation
  26. 26. To Complement the Guidelines An Introduction to Print Impairment Accessible Formats Accessible Metadata Accessible Images EPUB 3 and Accessibility
  27. 27. Practical 10 minute overviews
  28. 28. To assist implementation
  29. 29. And improve understanding
  30. 30. Commercial Ethical Legal Public Relations Employee Moral The Business Benefits
  31. 31. SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION
  32. 32. What makes supply chain work? Website must be accessible Retail ordering must be accessible Content must conform to guidelines and best practices Reading System must be fully accessible to a person using Assistive Technology
  33. 33. Accessibility affects us all The individual choices of each consumer are driving the digital changes in our industry Choice of access allows the consumer to tailor their experience Sarah Hilderley shilderley@gmail.com @accessiblebooks
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