May 21, 2022

Presentation Slides: “The Convergence of EPUB and the Web” (Draft)

On May 27-28 at the Javits Center in NYC the International Publishing Digital Forum (IPDF) will hold their Digital Book 2015 conference during Book Expo America.

The conference program is here.

One presentation that I think will be of interest is already available on the web in DRAFT FORM.

Title: The Convergence of EPUB and the Web


Direct to Slides (Draft; via GitHub)

To learn more about the W3C Digital Publishing Working Group visit their wiki.

See Also: Slide Presentation: Thinking About the Next Version of EPUB 3.1 (by Ivan Herman; March 3, 2015)

See Also: On a Related NoteEPUB 3 Support Grid Update Now Allows Users to Test for Accessibility

A major update to BISG’s EPUB 3 Support Grid now enables evaluation of support for accessibility across popular reading systems and assistive technologies. The update, which involved creation of a new set of EPUB 3 test documents specifically designed to assess fundamental accessibility support, makes it possible for anyone to test a reading system’s support of accessibility features. To achieve a high fundamental accessibility score, reading systems should be able to perform basic functions like adjust font size and color, and text should be readable with a screen reader, self-voicing text-to-speech application, refreshable Braille display or assistive technologies designed for persons with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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