‘Born Accessible’ - The Way Forward For Creating Accessible ebooks
Challenges Faced By Publishers And Authors When Publishing Accessible ebooks
Manually Tagging ElementsEbooks consist of various elements apart from text including images, illustrations and more. The time needed to accurately tag each element in the ebook will greatly increase in order to convert it into an accessible format thereby increasing the possibility of delaying the publishing date.
Increased CostsWhen ebooks are tagged post-production the effort required to manually tag each element and ensure that it is accurate would require an expert team of remediators, leading to an increase in costs.
The Need To Apply The ‘Born Accessible’ Technique
Creates An Inclusive ExperienceBy publishing accessible ebooks, publishers are able to reach a much larger audience and provide an equal reading experience where the content is accurately interpreted with the help of the assistive technology utilized by visually impaired users.
Saves time"Born accessible" eliminates the need to tag elements present in the ebooks post-production as they are parallely converted into an accessible format at the time of production. Time is always of the essence in the publishing industry and visually impaired users will not have to wait for the accessible version of an ebook to come out because the "born accessible" technique is applied.
Improves SEOWhen each element present in the ebook is tagged, the SEO of the ebook will increase leading to an increase in the discoverability of the publication.
Meets ComplianceBy publishing accessible ebooks, publishing houses will be able to meet Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
How Invicta Automates The Process Of Generating Alt-Text For Publishers
- Instantly generates detailed long descriptions for images
- Effective for images across all major disciplines
- Meets and exceeds Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA standards
- Promises exponentially faster turnaround times
- Makes images accessible at a fraction of the cost
- Highly scalable for a large volume of images
- Exceptional quality with greater consistency
- Hassle-free process for accessibility experts
Seamlessly integrate Invicta into your system and automate your process of generating accessible visual content, you can learn more about us here.