E-Books and Inclusion: Dream Come True or Nightmare Unending?
Nine e-book delivery platforms were tested for various aspects of accessibility. The results of this testing are discussed in terms of the roles and responsibilities in creating an accessible e-book delivery platform. The e-Book Access Bridge Model is introduced as a potential means of explaining to publishers the importance of ensuring every step in the process is barrier-free.
Keywordsaccessibility usability e-books inclusion platforms publishing
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