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The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing: Moving Inclusion Forward

Monday, July 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aurora Ferrer

The groundbreaking BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. The guide serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities, in compliance with international standards, while illustrating why this is a good business practice that will positively impact publishers' and their partners' bottom line. Some of the features of the Guide include:

  • Available in EPUB 3 format
  • Written in clear, non-technical language
  • Translated into 4 languages (French, Spanish, German, and Italian) and available soon in Korean
  • FREE download

Follow this link to order today:ACCESSIBILITY

The guide addresses why and how to create, distribute, and display accessible digital content and provides an overview of these topics:

  • The critical importance of accessibility
  • The business case for making content accessible
  • Practical advice on how best to make content accessible
  • Legal requirements for accessible content

TheBISG Quick Start Guide to Accessibile Publishing can help companies:

  • Make content more discoverable
  • Reach an untapped market
  • Streamline production workflow
  • Save money by creating "born accessible" educational materials

This is a critical and hopeful time, when technology and massive industry shifts are mitigating the constant catch-up effort that currently limits access and requires so much extra work to create accessible content. With theBISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing, publishers will discover an invaluable resource. When all digital content is also “born accessible,” the dream of equal access to information for everyone will be a reality. 

For more information, please contact


"It’s a terrific publication that you can depend on for solid information about accessibility of digital publications."  

— George Kerscher, President of the IDPF and Chief Innovations Officer of the DAISY Consortium 

"The Quick Start Guide will both demystify accessibility and demonstrate how making publications accessible makes them better for all users. It promises to become the go‐to resource, the first place to turn for any accessibility-related issue." 

Bill Kasdorf, VP and Principal Consultant, Apex Content and Media Solutions, and Chair, BISG Content Structure Committee. 

"BISG is thrilled to have had the opportunity to nurture the development of the Guide through our Accessibility Working Group. This is an important first step in encouraging best practices that will make content more available to all people."

Mark Kuyper, BISG Executive Director 



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