NISO Discourse Discussion for this sessionhttps://discourse.niso.org/t/accessibility-and-ebooks-strategies-for-ensuring-it-is-done-well/75
Ebooks offer enormous accessibility opportunities for print-disabled individuals, from the quality of the reading experience to the timely availability of content. These achievements are largely due to huge efforts in the areas of both open standards and modern software tools. However, due to the complex nature of the publishing and distribution supply chain, end users may still face challenges when they simply want to acquire and read an ebook. Our speakers will introduce what ebook accessibility is, who it benefits, what open standards to be aware of, how to check ebooks for accessibility, and how to ensure that accessible content is recognized as such in distribution channels.
They will also introduce the open source & non-profit initiatives which greatly ease the setup of an accessible publishing workflow, linking together publishers, distributors, ebooksellers, public libraries, universities and end users.
This session will allow participants and speakers to discuss how we can ensure that the whole ebook publishing and distribution supply chain is well aligned towards providing content to everybody, what best practices are required, and who needs to be involved.