Best Practices

Best Practices

There is a wealth of material available on this subject, so it will be referenced rather than repeated in this KB.
In particular, we recommend 
Accessible Publishing Learning Network: a Canadian-made accessibility resource specifically crafted for publishers working in the Canadian context.
In this Knowledge Base, 
APLN reference links are highlighted like this. 
AccessiblePublishing.ca reference links are highlighted like this.

Accessibility Guidelines

The table below shows how DPS addresses them.

Metadata

Accessible EPUB created by desLibris includes the metadata enhancements below. 
These are reflected in the Onix metadata supplied with each Accessible conversion.


OPF File Content

Accessible EPUB3 from DPS includes an OPF file with these components:


Compare EPUB3 and Accessible EPUB3





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