At the AUP Conference in June, I had the honor of being on a panel with a well-informed group of colleagues. The session was entitled, “Creating and Using Accessible Scholarly Ebooks: Tips from Those in the Trenches.” For those of you who attended, thanks for your participation and thoughtful questions and comments.
During the session, we mentioned a number of resources that are listed below.
The resources that Jon McGlone mentioned are:
- Describing Visual Resources Toolkit - https://describingvisualresources.org
- Guidelines for Writing Baseline Alt Text - https://tinyurl.com/y5y6ycd3
- Fulcrum EPUB Spec - https://github.com/mlibrary/fulcrum-epub-spec
The standard sites for accessibility information are:
- BISG Guide to Accessible Publishing (view-only Google Doc) and shopping cart link to a free ePub version of the BISG Guide
In addition, there are some organizations and webpages that directly offer information on accessibility or provide useful information when considering issues around accessibility. We use and watch:
- http://cami.gatech.edu/taskforce.php, specifically http://cami.gatech.edu/afacts.php (though they haven't published the accessibility facts labeling to date)
- Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, and Tara Robertson, B.C. Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, British Columbia: BCcampus, 2015
If you have other resources to which you refer, or make any discoveries, please share them with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.