Guidelines for Designing Accessible Digital (Text) Books: The Italian Case

  • Eliseo SciarrettaEmail author
  • Andrea Ingrosso
  • Alessandra Carriero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)


In this paper, the authors analyze the state of the art of digital publishing, with particular attention towards what is going on in Italy, and investigate eBooks’ accessibility features, in order to understand whether this growing phenomenon may represent a resource and a possibility of inclusion for all individuals, regardless of their (dis)abilities, their needs and their interests, and how to make this possible. Given the recent turmoil around the so-called School 2.0 and the subsequent need to guarantee every student the right to a profitable and successful school career, the discussion will focus on issues related to digital textbooks, aiming at elaborating a proposal of guidelines and editorial techniques which can assist the process of preparation of works all learners can access, discarding the “one-size-fits-all” logic, but rather adapting to individual needs.


Accessibility Learning School Ebook Guideline Universal access 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliseo Sciarretta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Ingrosso
    • 1
  • Alessandra Carriero
    • 2
  1. 1.DASIC - Link Campus UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Università Degli Studi Della BasilicataPotenzaItaly

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