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Accessibility QA for eBooks: Are Automatic Tools Enough?

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 4:20 PM PDT  
Grand AB  

In 2014 Fondazione LIA was the first organisation worldwide to set up a Quality Assurance programme to check ebook accessibility title-by-title and its catalogue of accessible titles features today more than 35.000 Born Accessible EPUBs. The QA process rely on automatic tools widely adopted by the industry (e.g. EPUBCheck and Ace by DAISY) and tools internally developed by LIA, integrated with manual control following checklists specifically created by for accessible puslishing. With this experience we will present the problems we find most often in the ebooks we check for accessibility and identify best-practices that content producers should adopt to improve the accessibility of their publications.

This Presentation Link (PDF) is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of March 27, 2024, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

Media & Publishing
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Not all the accessibility requirements can be automatically checked in a programmatic way. We will explore the most common errors that cannot be identified by automatic tools and propose a methodology to ensure a high level of quality of publications.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Education
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
General Track  


  • Gregorio Pellegrino
    Fondazione LIA

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