Accessibility Metadata Best Practices for Ebooks

Learn about the current accessibility metadata landscape in publishing and find best practices for describing accessible content to implement into your workflow.

  • Subject(s):

    Metadata

  • Resource Type(s):

    Standards and Best Practices

  • Audience:

    Introduction

Suggested Prerequisite

Before reading this, you might want to read:

Introduction

The Accessibility Metadata Best Practices for Ebooks report is an outcome of a project funded by the Government of Canada and led by eBOUND Canada. The report contains a landscape review of accessibility metadata as it exists in the current publishing climate, results and insights from CAT-DB—a testing site created specifically for this project, and best practices for publishers to implement around accessibility metadata.

The report was written and assembled by Laura Brady, Amanda Lee, and eBOUND staff, with notable help from Ronok Sarkar (BookConnect), the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

The report is available to download below:

Download the Report

Contains PDF and EPUB files.

Note: A translation in French will be available soon.

Next Steps

1

Creating Accessibility Metadata for an ONIX Record

Introduction to ONIX Metadata for Ebooks (and the Supply Chain)

This resource discusses the importance of ONIX accessibility metadata, and shares an example of the accessibility section of an ONIX file.

Subject(s): Metadata
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale, Standards and Best Practices
Audience:
Technical
2

Understanding and Creating Schema.org Metadata for Ebooks

Introduction to Schema.org Accessibility Metadata

This resource defines all of the schema.org accessibility metadata properties and provides guidance on what to include in your OPF file.

Subject(s): Metadata
Resource Type(s): Standards and Best Practices
Audience:
Technical
3

Translating EPUB Metadata into ONIX

EPUB to ONIX Accessibility Metadata Guide

Follow this step-by-step guide to extract accessibility metadata from your EPUB and translate it into ONIX.

Subject(s): Metadata
Resource Type(s): Step-by-Step
Audience:
Technical

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