Monday, August 5, 2019

Supporting accessible publishing for the print disabled

Oratia Media has signed up to the Charter for Accessible Publishing, promoted by the Accessible Books Consortium. 

This international consortium promotes the production of e-books and other digital publications in accessible formats such as braille, audio or large print for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled. 

Signatories to the charter implement steps towards making accessible publishing part of their working systems, and Oratia is underway with developing and implementing its accessibility policy.

The Accessible Books Consortium is a public-private partnership led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It includes organisations that represent people with print disabilities such as the World Blind Union (WBU); libraries for the blind; standards bodies; authors, publishers and collective management organization.

Its goal is to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats - such as braille, audio, e-text, large print – and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled.

At Oratia we are starting process change to ensure that our book files will be fully accessible for conversion by registered organisations working for the print disabled, moving into the EPUB3 work environment. 

More information on the consortium is available here.

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