May 23, 2022

Now Available: BISG Publishes Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing

Now available for download (free) from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).

From the BISG Web Site:

QSG Accessibility Cover_0The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing offers both a succinct introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers for adopting best practices in creating accessible digital content. It is available in the EPUB 3 format [as well as PDF] and serves as a model of a properly accessible publication.

The guide addresses why and how to create, distribute, and display accessible digital content and provides an overview of these topics:

  • The critical importance of accessibility
  • The business case for making content accessible
  • Practical advice on how best to make content accessible
  • Legal requirements for accessible content


The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing was written and compiled for the Book Industry Study Group by members of the BISG Content Structure Committee’s Accessible Publishing Working Group.

The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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