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|Accessible Publishing Working Group|
The Accessible Publishing working group develops educational resources that promote best practices for accessibility in publishing. In 2016, the working group released the first version of its "Quick Start Guide to Accessibility". The working group is chaired by Robin Seaman of Benetech.
Working Group Goals
The working group will continue its work to:
Why work on accessibility?
Purchasing decisions in both K-12 and post-secondary institutions are increasingly contingent on compliance with accessibility standards. Libraries are also beginning to demand accessible ebooks. Retrofitting content and creating separate workflows and products are not economically viable ways of addressing accessibility.
The "Quick Start" guide offers publishers a way to create "born accessible" content. Publishers who follow the guidelines can streamline their workflows and enhance their content with features that benefit a wider audience. Ultimately, that grows the audience for published works, to the benefit of both producers and consumers.
What can you expect to see from our work?
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