Authors need to consider accessibility when creating materials and choosing a publisher, but how can they this when it is such a misunderstood word?
Accessibility, in regard to publishing, means making content available in alternative formats for individuals with visual impairment or learning disabilities.
People may conjure up Braille as making content accessible to people with disabilities or learning issues. Publishing, however, has progressed so much farther than this. Using such technical standards as ePub3, HTML5, alt text, and other specific initiatives, publishers can make their content accessible to a growing audience.