TheBISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing offers both a succinct introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers for adopting best practices in creating accessible digital content. It is available in the EPUB 3 format and serves as a model of a properly accessible publication.
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BISG has partnered with VitalSource to make theBISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing available for free to VitalSource Bookshelf application users. Download the English langauge edition for VitalSource Bookshelf here. Translations of the guide were also sponsored by Vitalsource and the following are now available at the links below:
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
The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible 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 the BISG 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. Download your free copy today!
TheBISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing was written and compiled for the Book Industry Study Group by members of the BISG Content Structure Committee's Accessible Publishing Working Group.
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BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing by The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.