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: W3C Announces Release of Version 4.2.5 and New Website

W3C are pleased to announce the latest production-ready release of EPUBCheck, version 4.2.5, providing support for checking conformance to the EPUB 3.2 family of […]

The Important Role of the Editor in Making Science Accessible

This article, by Bill Kasdorf, has been cross-posted with kind permission from Science Editor, the CSE Journal. Making publications accessible for people with print […]

Accessibility in Publishing

May 3rd, 2021

This presentation is to be given at the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Annual Meeting which is open to members and non-members. DAISY Chief […]

The Future of Inclusive Publishing in Australia

March 18th, 2021

Join experts Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya and Mr Greg Alchin at this free online event on 18 March to discuss the latest on inclusive publishing […]

Implementing Extended Descriptions in Digital Publications, Best Practices and Practical Advice (W)

In our series of free weekly webinars February 24th saw a session focused on extended descriptions which followed on nicely from our series on The Art […]