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:

Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, 2020

January 29th to 31st, 2020

ATIA is the premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons […]

Digital Book World, 2020

September 14th to 16th, 2020

The popular mainstream publishing and technology conference, Digital Book World, will feature presentations on accessible publishing content and we look forward to updating you […]

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, 2020

March 9th to 13th, 2020

The 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference will be held in March next year and it promises to be as exceptional as ever. More than 5,000 […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

May 21st, 2020

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is designed  to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. Last […]

Rumble in the Publishing Jungle: PDF and EPUB Duke It Out!

November 12th, 2019

In the PDF corner, wearing the blue tutu, is Susan Kelmer and in the EPUB corner, wearing green trunks, is George Kerscher. This heavy […]