Making an Accessible EPUB

We take the printed word and make it accessible

Making an accessible EPUB or remediating an existing EPUB?

Why choose the EPUB format?

EPUB is the industry standard for digital content. This format offers readers with print disabilities an enhanced reading experience, easy navigation, and the opportunity to receive titles at the same time, price, and format as readers without a print disability.

How the process works:

Source input files can start from print artefact or Word files (PDF not recommended) or an existing/older EPUB.
HTML5 and CSS3 ensures enriched and enhanced tagging of content with accessible presentation.
Images and non-textual content (complex images or charts) are given suitable alternative text.
Addition of accessibility metadata to allow end users to know, and for search engines to discover, what accessible features are present in your materials.
Validation and conformance to the requirements of the EPUB specifications using W3C’s EPUBCheck.
Validation and conformance to the EPUB Accessibility Specification using Ace by DAISY accessibility checker.

Why CNIB Beyond Print?

We have decades of experience producing accessible materials for people with print disabilities.
We are experts in alt-text and described audio.
We have deep understanding of the alternate formats used by readers with sight loss and can provide expert guidance for publishers and creators interested in reaching people who are blind or partially sighted.
We invest our proceeds into CNIB to create innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.
We achieved Benetech Global Certified Accessible status with the assistance of eBOUND Canada.