Accessible EPUB: What’s Next?

The EPUB Accessibility Specification is a starting point, not a destination.

Work will continue on the techniques document. Problematic areas still exist in digital publishing, requiring universally accessible solutions.

IDPF has merged with W3C.  Join the W3C EPUB Community Group to participate in the following discussions:

  • The WAI-ARIA Digital Publishing Module. Bringing core set of publishing semantics from EPUB into the broader mainstream. Semantics are exposed to assistive technologies and will increase the navigability and functionality for readers.
  • Digital publishing in WCAG, defining requirements.

We seek to integrate publishing accessibility requirements with the broader web. More information is provided in the DAISY TechWatch article EPUB Accessibility 1.0: Why and How.

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