Moving inclusion forward in digital content.
The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. Thegroundbreaking document serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities. It offers both a succinct introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers of adopting best practices for those who need to quickly come up to speed.
- Written in clear, non‐technical language
- Translated into four languages (Spanish, French, German and Italian) and coming soon in Korean
- Available in the EPUB 3 format
- Free download
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The guide addresses why and how to create, distribute, and display accessible digital content and provides an overview of these topics:
- The critical importance of accessibility
- The business case for making content accessible
- Practical advice on how best to make content accessible
- Legal requirements for accessible content
The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessibile Publishing can help companies:
- Make content more discoverable
- Reach an untapped market
- Streamline production workflow
- Save money by creating “born accessible” educational materials
This is a critical and hopeful time, when technology and massive industry shifts are mitigating the constant catch-up effort that currently limits access and requires so much extra work to create accessible content. With BISG’s Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing, publishers will discover an invaluable resource. When all digital content is also “born accessible,” the dream of equal access to information for everyone will be a reality
“It’s a terrific publication that you can depend on for solid information about accessibility of digital publications.”
–George Kerscher, President of the IDPF and Chief Innovations Officer of the DAISY Consortium
“The Quick Start Guide will both demystify accessibility and demonstrate how making publications accessible makes them better for all users. It promises to become the go‐to resource, the first place to turn for any accessibility-related issue.”
–Bill Kasdorf, VP and Principal Consultant, Apex Content and Media Solutions, and Chair, BISG Content Structure Committee.
“BISG is thrilled to have had the opportunity to nurture the development of the guide through our Accessibility Working Group. This is an important first step in encouraging best practices that will make content more available to all people.”
– Mark Kuyper, BISG Executive Director
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry’s leading trade association for standards,education, and information. BISG facilitates the connections and conversations that solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Members include publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media.