Metadata for Accessibility

Learn how to communicate the accessibility features of your books using metadata. These resources include guidance for audiobook metadata.

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

Introduction to Accessibility Metadata for Ebooks

Accessibility metadata should be included with every ebook, as it lets the reader know about what accessibility features have been included! This introduction discusses the importance of accessibility metadata, and shares examples of each type.

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

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

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

Introduction to Audiobook Metadata

This brief introduction discusses the metadata that can be included with audiobooks: a set of ID3 tags for each file, and an ONIX record. There is no specific accessibility metadata for audiobooks, but having robust...

Subject(s): Audiobook Production, Metadata
Resource Type(s): Foundations and Rationale
Audience:
Introduction

Introduction to ID3 Tags in Audiobooks

ID3 tags are fields that you can fill out to add metadata to an audiobook. They were designed with music in mind, so some of the field names (Artist, Composer, etc.) don't always correspond. This...

Subject(s): Audiobook Production, Metadata
Resource Type(s): Checklist
Audience:
Technical