The following resources are useful training solutions for a variety of inclusive publishing needs. There are plenty of options available and we encourage you to begin your training research at The DAISY Learning Platform where you will find an introductory session to accessible publishing. This is a free introductory course, commissioned by the Accessible Books Consortium, which introduces publishers to accessible publishing. The course explores what accessible publishing means, who benefits, and how to get started.
- The DAISY Learning Platform: a great place to start with a free introductory course on accessible publishing.
- DAISY Webinar Series: recording, overviews, slide decks and resources are available for the many and varied webinars in this series. A wonderful addition to all training needs, with lots of practical advice and hands on guidance.
- Inclusive Publishing in Practice: this excellent site has lots of free training resources in numerous languages – The learning materials are created for professionals working in the digital publishing ecosystem. They should prove useful for anyone interested in creating born-accessible publications that are accessible to all users.”
- Canadian Accessible Publishing Learning Network: tips and resources for all aspects of accessible publishing including how to get started.
- POET Image Description Training Tool: an open source tool from the DIAGRAM Center to assist with the creation of effective image descriptions.
- EPUBAaccessibility Using InDesign: “a throrough introduction to EPUB accessibility, going over key principles, techniques, and tools that can help you manipulate InDesign to boost a book’s accessibility.”
- W3C Digital Foundations Accessibility Course: an introductory course from W3C aimed at providing the foundations needed to make digital technology accessible.
- Accessible Publishing Knowledge Base: all of the above training resources are complemented by this hub of knowledge and best practice for the creation of accessible content
- Making Books Accessible: another Canadian resource which serves as an introduction to accessibility in books and reading.
- LinkedIn Learning Accessibility Courses
- Teach Access Tutorial, providing basic training for developers and designers
Please contact us if you know of additional training resources which would be of interest to our readers.