eBook accessibility demonstration

eBook accessibility demonstration

Have you ever wondered what it’s like when a screen reader reads one of your ebooks or documents? Or do you know someone who would benefit from a demonstration of it? You probably know that if you don’t enter all the correct details, a book can sound like gobbledegook, Pam Schindler, former librarian at the […]

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Inspiring Words from Industry Leaders: Interview with Julie Ganner, Institute of Professional Editors

Inspiring Words from Industry Leaders: Interview with Julie Ganner, Institute of Professional Editors

We were very excited when Inclusive Publishing reached out to us asking to speak with some influential and hard working people in the Australian book industry. Julie Ganner AIPI member and IPEd NSW President has been interviewed about her role in the journey to making books accessible for all. Designing a book to be inclusive […]

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Making Content Accessible launched at Round Table

Making Content Accessible launched at Round Table

Jane Curry, Director of Ventura Press and AIPI participant, has spoken at the Round Table for Information Access for People With Print Disabilities the print disabled,  to launch the publication, Making Content Accessible: A Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access. Learn more about the guide and download it for free here.   We […]

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Luc Audrain from Hachette Livre : an interview on accessible publishing

Luc Audrain from Hachette Livre : an interview on accessible publishing

Luc Audrain works with Hachette Livre, and is in charge of digital and accessibility standards. We spoke with him on the challenges faced in the transition from EPUB 2.0 to 3.0, the support from the French Ministry of Culture and French Publishers Association that is driving change toward born accessible book publishing, and also the […]

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Chandi Perera from Typefi : an industry service provider

Chandi Perera from Typefi : an industry service provider

Chandi Perera is the CEO of Typefi. With a background in the publishing sector, computer and communications engineering, insights into why publishers need to invest in their workflow, and some industry heroes; we interviewed Chandi to learn more about what it takes to make books more accessible and inclusive from his perspective.  What is Typefi? […]

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The trends and future of accessible books with Bill Kasdorf

The trends and future of accessible books with Bill Kasdorf

Bill Kasdorf from the U.S.A. was the first to inform AIPI of its world-leading qualities. With experience spanning decades in the publishing, technology and accessibility spaces, Bill has a handle of what is happening in print accessibility developments from a global perspective. We briefly chatted with Bill to learn more about his background and the […]

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eBooks and Accessibility : A Librarian’s Perspective

eBooks and Accessibility : A Librarian’s Perspective

Written by Pam Schindler of University of Queensland Library, Brisbane   As a librarian at a big university library, I see first-hand the vital importance of accessibility in the design of ebooks and ebook platforms.  For students and staff with a print disability, it can make all the difference between being able to read the […]

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Future Proofing with Format Neutral Workflow for Publishers

Future Proofing with Format Neutral Workflow for Publishers

Agata Mrva-Montoya from Sydney University Press, shares their adventures in transitioning from InDesign to a format neutral workflow, making it easier to create both print and ebooks simultaneously.    It has been five years since Sydney University Press moved away from InDesign and started using a format-neutral workflow for text layout. We wanted to implement a system that […]

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The Marrakesh Treaty on Counterpoint, Radio National

The Marrakesh Treaty on Counterpoint, Radio National

This radio segment was aired on Counterpoint, Radio National, on 4 December 2017, where Amanda Vandstone spoke with AIPI participant Fiona Phillips. Words from RN website: The Marrakesh Treaty which came into effect recently will help an estimated 285 million people worldwide have greater access to books published in accessible formats such as large print, braille or audio.  […]

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Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by Fiona Phillips

Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by Fiona Phillips

This article was originally published on the Australian Copyright Council’s news page.   Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Force by AIPI participant Fiona Phillips In September the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled will come into force.  Australia is among the countries who […]

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