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2 Producing accessible school ebooks with ePub 3.0 Gerald Schmidt Pearson UK

3 Producing accessible school ebooks2 Working definition of ebooks for schools

4 Producing accessible school ebooks3 One publisher

5 Producing accessible school ebooks4 Four publishers

6 Producing accessible school ebooks5 The challenge For years, complex requirements have led publishers down the path of creating self-contained, proprietary ebook players With discipline, publishers achieve consistency in their own list of ebook products Compatibility with competing products is unheard of The absence of shared standards and tools drives up the cost of accessibility Awareness of WCAG 2.0 and allied guidelines is high, but too often not applicable ePub 3.0 offers a viable alternative based on open web technologies

7 Producing accessible school ebooks6 Benefits of using the ePub family of standards

8 Producing accessible school ebooks7 Accessibility strategies

9 Producing accessible school ebooks8 Reflowable workflow

10 Producing accessible school ebooks9 Fixed layout workflow

11 Producing accessible school ebooks10 Input

12 Producing accessible school ebooks11 Transformation

13 Producing accessible school ebooks12 Output

14 Producing accessible school ebooks13 Bookshelf

15 Producing accessible school ebooks14 Page view (ePub)

16 Producing accessible school ebooks15 Page view (Kindle Format 8)

17 Producing accessible school ebooks16 Page view (web, large screen)

18 Producing accessible school ebooks17 Page view (web, small screen)

19 Producing accessible school ebooks18 Accessible quizzes – printed page

20 Producing accessible school ebooks19 Accessible quizzes – structure

21 Producing accessible school ebooks20 Accessible quizzes – mark-up

22 Producing accessible school ebooks21 Accessible quizzes – digital version

23 Producing accessible school ebooks22 Accessible interactions – printed page

24 Producing accessible school ebooks23 Accessible interactions – structure

25 Producing accessible school ebooks24 Accessible interactions – mark-up

26 Producing accessible school ebooks25 Accessible interactions – digital version

27 Producing accessible school ebooks26 Outlook Educational publishers can either adopt ePub 3.0 as a container format or reinvent it at significant cost All eyes are on the Fixed-Layout Documents Working Group We are following the progress of the IDPF’s Readium project with great interest After years of frustratingly slow progress, accessibility is set to improve dramatically as ePub and open web technologies become the norm

28 Producing accessible school ebooks27 Contact Dr Gerald Schmidt E T


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