Accessibility Guidelines

The recently published guidelines assist with meeting the EPUB Accessibility requirements for EPUB® Publications. The EPUB Accessibility 1.0 does not cover techniques and best practices already addressed in WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA 1.1.

Are they applicable in all situations?

No, these techniques do not address issues in digital publishing for which universal solutions are not yet available. The W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group published a W3C Accessibility Note outlining many of these issues.

As solutions become available, they will be incorporated. If Authors encounter issues that are not covered, they are encouraged to report the issue to the appropriate community for guidance in meeting accessibility standards.

The W3C Web Accessibility Interest Group has a public mailing list where issues meeting WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA 1.1 requirements may be raised.

The IDPF has an accessibility forum where EPUB-related inquiries can be posted.