Developing Digital Experiences, Tools and Devices for Everyone


The foundation of an accessible publishing ecosystem in which fundamental and important accessibility features being used consistently by developers has become an integral part of the publishing supply chain. Focusing on the specific needs and preferences of all users from the very start of the developing process has allowed mainstream digital products to embrace the opportunities that accessibility affords. Included in the ecosystem are authoring tools, digital content, reading systems and distribution platforms. The Ace by DAISY EPUB accessibility checking tool is an essential part of a developer’s toolbox and Simon Collinson’s recent article is essential reading.

Further Resources for Developers

Find help on this site and learn how to build accessible digital experiences. Automated tools can identify a small fraction of potential accessibility issues. User testing may provide more effective approach.

Several technology companies have added accessibility sections to their websites to assist developers in making content, applications, and devices more accessible, for example:

See also:

Epubcheck Development Update and Maintenance Request for Proposal

The Publishing Business Group of the W3C is looking for a developer/technical lead to: oversee enhancements, developments, maintenance, and future direction of the epubcheck validation […]

Notes from Berlin: DPUB Summit Highlights

 This is a guest post by Ken Jones – Ken specialises in writing workflow applications and offering training and consultancy for publishers on print and […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Introduction to Screen Readers: Live Webinar

May 17th, 2018

In this webinar, Steve Sawczyn, Solutions Architect at Deque Systems, will demonstrate how he uses a screen reader to navigate the web. In celebration […]