Accessible Ebook Production

Learn how to create accessible ebooks, even if you’re just starting out. These resources will help you create EPUBs that conform to accessibility standards and include tips for working with third-party ebook conversion houses.

Proofing EPUBs from Third-Party Vendors

Learn about common issues and errors to look out for when working with third-party ebook conversion vendors.

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Checklist
Audience:
Technical

Common Issues Found in EPUB Files—and How to Fix Them!

Learn how to identify and correct common EPUB issues pertaining to accessibility, how to avoid the issues during the layout phase, and how to remediate them post-production.

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Standards and Best Practices
Audience:
Technical

How to Test Language Shifts in EPUBs Using Thorium

Learn how to test language shifts in EPUBs with this step-by-step guide.

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Step-by-Step, Tools
Audience:
Introduction

Introduction to ISO 639 Language Codes and Where to Find Them

Learn about ISO 639 language code sets, their implementation in HTML, and where to find a (mostly) comprehensive code list.

Subject(s): Ebook Production, Website Accessibility
Resource Type(s): Standards and Best Practices
Audience:
Introduction

Introduction to Born-Accessible Ebook Production

Creating born-accessible books in-house requires a commitment to accessibility, and an eagerness to learn. This brief Introduction discusses how a publisher can begin strategizing and planning for this goal.

Subject(s): Ebook Production, Strategic Planning
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale
Audience:
Introduction

Ebook Workflow Guide: In-house Production of Born-Accessible Ebooks

To prepare a book for conversion, with accessibility in mind, the steps covered in Ebook Workflow Guide: In-house Production of Born Accessible Ebooks should be followed (if you use Word and InDesign for your manuscript...

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Standards and Best Practices, Step-by-Step
Audience:
Technical

Introduction to Third-party Production of Born-Accessible Ebooks

When working with a conversion house or other third-party producer of ebooks, it is important to talk about accessibility feature. This Introductory guide shares some questions publishers can ask to get an idea of their...

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale
Audience:
Introduction

Ebook Workflow Guide: Third-Party Production of Born-Accessible Ebooks

This simple resource discusses what you need to do when working with a third-party producer.

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale
Audience:
Introduction

Introduction to Remediating Backlist Ebooks

Remediating a backlist is a big undertaking. This resource discusses how to get started, who to work with, and what to remediate.

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Step-by-Step
Audience:
Introduction

Introduction to Accessible Ebook Production – Reflowable Ebooks

Reflowable books are the most flexible types of EPUB, and they can incorporate many accessibility features that all readers can benefit from and take advantage of. This brief introduction discusses the benefits of the reflowable...

Subject(s): Ebook Production
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale
Audience:
Introduction