Better Access to Content in Classrooms and Beyond


Students with print disabilities have difficulty accessing printed books and learning materials. Collaborative efforts have helped to improve traditional textbook accessibility, but there is still a lot of work ahead.

With the advent of digital publishing epublications can now provide access to information for students who were not able to access course materials previously. Adaptive reading systems enable a rich reading experience for them.

Digital-First Learning Materials

The widest adoption of the EPUB 3 format is in the educational publishing space. EPUB 3 offers the most opportunity for mainstream accessible publishing and the free open source EPUB checking tool Ace by DAISY has been developed to assist content providers in their efforts to provide accessible learning content. By developing learning materials that include mainstream accessibility you will greatly decrease the cost of specialist instructional materials and offer access to learning at the same time, the same price and in the same format

Further reading:

What about Legal Requirements?

Colleges and universities are required to ensure equal access to educational benefits and opportunities. All members of the campus communities are encouraged to follow best practices and accessibility standards. In doing so, they ensure that their content can be viewed by all.  Review legal obligations for accessibility on campus.

The Essentials for Accessible Publishing in 2021 (W)

In our series of free DAISY webinars July 21st saw a session focused on The Essentials for Accessible Publishing in 2021. This webinar was held […]

EPUB Accessibility: EU Accessibility Act Mapping

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is an EU directive that establishes accessibility targets to be met by many different types of products and services in order […]

Inclusive Publishing Partner RedShelf Wins 2021 Publishing Software of the Year

Many congratulations to Inclusive Publishing Partner, RedShelf, who have been awarded the 2021 Publishing Software of the Year Award in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards […]

European Accessibility Act Requirements: Are Publishing Standards Fully Compliant?

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is an EU directive establishing accessibility targets that must be met by many different types of products and services […]

Accessibility is Good For Business: at the ALPSP Conference

September 15th to 17th, 2021

The Association Of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)‘s Annual Conference on September 16 includes this session on accessibility featuring Simon Holt (Elsevier), Alan Maloney (SAGE Publishing), Agata Mrva-Montoya (Sydney […]