Why Standards Matter: They Allow People to Work Together for Better Accessibility of Publications

MURATA, Makoto (2019) Why Standards Matter: They Allow People to Work Together for Better Accessibility of Publications. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S22 - Libraries serving Persons with Print Disabilities with Library Services to People with Special Needs. In: Equitable library services for everybody including persons with print disabilities, 20-21 August 2019, Alexandria, Egypt.

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Why Standards Matter: They Allow People to Work Together for Better Accessibility of Publications

Accessibility of publications is not possible without the support of publishers, bookstores, libraries, and reading systems. EPUB 3 and EPUB Accessibility 1.0, which are standards published by IDPF, W3C, and ISO/IEC, help these players to interwork for better accessibility. Moreover, web standards such as HTML and CSS provide a basis of accessibility of publications. An upcoming extension to CSS is expected to help those Japanese dyslexia users who cannot divide character sequences into words.

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