Around 15% of the global population has a permanent disability, including approximately 285 million people with a visual impairment and an estimated 700 million people with dyslexia, the most common form of learning disability.
Publishing content that is accessible to all your potential readers makes good sense for a variety of reasons – legal, ethical and commercial. However, the prospect can seem daunting. Where do you start? View the webinar recording and associated resources to learn more!
Links to resources (external websites)
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
- Marrakesh VIP Treaty (World Intellectual Property Organization)
- World Report on Disability (World Health Organization)
- Understanding WCAG 2.0 (W3C)
- Understanding WCAG 2.0 conformance (W3C)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (W3C)
- Clear Print Accessibility Guidelines (CNIB)
- Clear Print Guidelines (Royal National Institute for Blind People)
- Accessibility guidelines for ALT text (Royal National Institute for Blind People)
This webinar covers:
- What accessible publishing is and why it’s important;
- National and international standards and legislation that relate to publishing accessibility;
- Where you can find resources that will assist you in complying with publishing accessibility standards; and
- How accessible publishing creates a better experience for all consumers.
You’ll also see real-world demos of how Typefi can help you build automatic, standards-compliant accessibility features right into your publishing workflows – without increasing composition costs!
Typefi has helped numerous organisations produce accessible publications with minimal effort. In fact, the World Report on Disability, published jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, was composed and produced in accessible formats with Typefi.
We hope this webinar will inspire you to work towards a more inclusive society where content is accessible to all. If you’d like to have a chat with us about accessibility or any other aspect of your publishing process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- World Report on Disability Factsheet. World Health Organization. Accessed 30 June 2016.
- WHO Fact Sheet No 282: Visual impairment and blindness. World Health Organization. Accessed 30 June 2016.
- Dyslexia International / Duke University Report. Dyslexia International. Accessed 10 May 2016.