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:

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

GAAD takes place on May 20 this year and we’d like to encourage all our readers to take part so that we can build awareness […]

EPUB Adoption in Academic Libraries–Progress and Obstacles

New Inclusive Publishing Partner, EBSCO, explores the challenges of EPUB adoption for academic libraries. Just as accessibility in publishing has gained momentum in recent […]

Free DAISY Webinar: Exploring Reading App Accessibility

April 21st, 2021

There are many different apps for reading digital publications. How do you know which offer the accessibility features you need, and which to avoid? […]

New Releases: Ace By DAISY

The DAISY Consortium are pleased to announce new releases for both versions of the Ace By DAISY EPUB accessibility checking tool: the Command Line […]

What does the European Accessibility Act Mean for Global Publishing?

Directive (EU) 2019/882 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility requirements for products and services Our thanks to Laura Brady […]