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ebook accessibility training

Creating accessible ebooks from InDesign

In association with DIG Inclusion, we offer this one-day training course on creating accessible ebooks (EPUB and Kindle) using Adobe InDesign (CS5.5 or later).

Prerequisites

Some prior knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as a basic understanding of InDesign would be helpful, but are not essential.

When and where

We offer both on-site (UK and Europe) and scheduled open training days. Please contact us on +44 (0)1932 355 222 for details, or email ted@pws-ltd.com

Course outline

  • Applying structure with headings, lists, tables etc
  • Images and alt text
  • Navigation (TOCs, landmarks, pages list)
  • Colour contrast requirements
  • Creating section breaks
  • Anchoring content
  • The Articles panel
  • Inserting video and audio
  • Exporting to and unzipping an EPUB
  • Understanding the anatomy of an EPUB
  • Editing HTML, CSS and EPUB-specific mark up
  • Adding metadata
  • Validation
  • Converting EPUB to .mobi and KF8
  • Overview of media overlays, pronunciation style sheets and MathML
  • Testing for accessibility in iOS, Android, Kindle and Readium

Client testimonials

Alison Edwards, The Open University

"The ebook training was extremely valuable. Our team produces many student-facing booklets and pamphlets and we need to produce these to the highest standards as far as accessibility is concerned. We are now well equipped to publish well-structured ebooks that will be flawlessly accessible to our students."

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