Accessible Content for Everyone


Image of man using an ereader to access content.

Many of us can’t read printed books, newspapers, and magazines. For example, people with dyslexia, visual disabilities, motor or cognitive impairments, as well as age-related macular degeneration can find traditional print impossible to access fully. Digital publications offer huge opportunities for improved access to content.

Publishers are working hard to ensure their digital content is as accessible as possible. This can be challenging depending on the type of content they are working with but there is much work being done to increase the accessibility of rich content in ebooks and the EPUB 3 format offers the most opportunity for mainstream accessibility.

Inclusive publishers want their content to be available at the same time, at the same price and in the same format for everyone.

Useful Reading

June 2018 Reading Apps Accessibility Support Review

Introduction With the advent of digital publishing and ebooks, the opportunity now exists for people with reading disabilities to enjoy an unprecedented number of […]

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Celebrates GAAD with Demonstrations for In-House Teams

This news post was kindly submitted by Katy Mastrocola from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), the Trade Digital Managing […]

M-Enabling Summit, Washington DC

June 11th to 13th, 2018

The M-Enabling Summit promotes accessible technologies and environments for persons with disabilities and has established itself as the leading global conference and showcase covering fast-moving […]

Accessible ebooks: BIC Breakfast Event Report

The Book Industry Study Group held their regular BIC Breakfast meeting last month on the 25th of April focusing specifically on accessible ebooks. Speaking […]

Easy Access: Building Bridges for Better Access to Information, Leipzig

June 13th, 2018

For visually impaired and blind students and teachers the availability of accessible study materials is the precondition of academic success. This one day symposium, organized by the […]