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Self-Publishing Accessible Ebooks: Guidelines for Authors

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No matter if you are thinking of self-publishing your first book or you are a seasoned author with existing publications, this guide is designed for you. It will introduce you to the ways people with print disabilities like sight loss, dyslexia or a physically limiting disability can read using eBook technologies. It will highlight some of the potential challenges and walk you through the steps you can take to make your next publication more accessible to this global audience of people with print disabilities.

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No matter if you are thinking of self-publishing your first book or you are a seasoned author with existing publications, this guide is designed for you. It will introduce you to the ways people with print disabilities like sight loss, dyslexia or a physically limiting disability can read using eBook technologies. It will highlight some of the potential challenges and walk you through the steps you can take to make your next publication more accessible to this global audience of people with print disabilities.

An estimated one billion people worldwide have some form of disability, many of whom will be unable to read conventional publications. There are so many people in this group that you probably have friends or family members who are unable or struggle to read conventional print.

More importantly, as globally people are living longer, the aging population is predicted to significantly increase the number of people with print disabilities. By considering accessibility in the self-publication of your eBook, you not only help to create a more equal world for people with print disabilities but you also enable a much wider population to enjoy the result of your work.

In this guide you will:

  • Be introduced to the key terms and concepts in eBook accessibility
  • Understand how people with print disabilities can read eBooks
  • Discover how to create a manuscript which supports accessibility
  • Learn about accessibility in the major eBook formats
  • Explore how the primary self-publishing retailers support accessibility
  • Investigate some of the challenges in accessible eBook publishing

Towards the end of this guide a checklist is provided for you to work through the key accessibility considerations for your publication, reviewing the key points made throughout the document.

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