Enabling Technologies Framework Training for Publishers
Web Training Modules
Are you familiar with the challenges faced by print impaired readers? Did you know that print disability encompasses dyslexic users and those facing mobility problems as well as sight difficulties?
At some point in their lives, the majority of the population will face print accessibility issues, and as we age, approximately half of us will suffer some form of visual impairment. Taking just half an hour of your time, each of these online modules are designed to help publishers understand the accessibility needs of print-impaired users. The information not only allows publishers to better understand their audience but also enables them to reach more readers than ever before.
A joint project between EDItEUR and JISC Techdis, this page provides details of five of a series of six half-hour online training resources that will help publishers in a range of different roles to make adjustments to business and workflow processes that will benefit all readers and, in particular, disabled readers. These resources complement the accessible publishing guidelines published by EDItEUR in 2011 and signpost a wide range of supporting resources from different agencies. (http://www.editeur.org/109/Enabling-Technologies-Framework-Guidelines/)
To access this training please click on the link for the module you require. Each link will take you to a xerte based interactive half-hour session:
2. Accessible Formats
3. Accessibility Metadata
4. Accessible Images
5. EPUB 3 and accessibility
For comments and feedback on this training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and look out for further modules on more detailed areas of accessibility.
This training is a joint project between:
EDItEUR - the trade standards body for the global book and serials supply chains and partner in the WIPO Enabling Technologies Framework project, providing advice on embedding accessibility into workflows
JISC TechDis, the leading educational advisory service on technologies for inclusion. JISC TechDis manages the Publisher Lookup website and works with publishers and library services on accessibility issues.