7th December 2014
See our Accessibiity Resources page for guidance and best practice information on Accessibility and EPUB 3
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18th August 2016
The first Editors Draft of EPUB Accessibility 1.0 has been published at http://www.idpf.org/epub/a11y/, making available a conformance and discovery specification for accessiblility within the EPUB standard. While accessibility has always been a requirement of EPUB 3, this new specification&
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10th August 2016
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the third Editor’s Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. This draft is feature complete, and all open issues in the tracker have been addressed. The Working Group is looking to publish the first formal Public Draft of the EPUB 3.1 specification by early September, and meanwhile encourages any community feedback on the work to date.
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19th June 2016
Bluefire Productions, founded in 2001 by current CEO Micah Bowers, has released a new, free ereader app on the iTunes App Store: Cloudshelf Reader. The app has been built on top of the Readium SDK Open Source project that Bluefire has been deeply involved with since its inception. Cloudshelf includes ereader apps and a cloud based distribution platform for private libraries and subscription services to offer their constituent groups.
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26th April 2016
The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. This document serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities. It offers an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers for adopting best practices.
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Markus Gylling, CTO, IDPF & Chair EPUB 3 WG
26th April 2016
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the second Editor’s Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. The previous Editors Draft, published in January, included some potentially controversial changes, in effect as ‘trial balloons”. Based on community feedback, some of these proposed changes have now been modified or redacted.
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15th April 2016
The 7th – 8th of April saw the EPUB community convene in Bordeaux for the first EPUB Summit organized by the newly created EDRLab, the headquarters of the IDPF and the Readium Foundation in Europe.
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8th March 2016
EPUBZone are very excited to report the announcement that Google Doc Files can now be exported as EPUB Publications. This is important news for the EPUB ecosystem and for the overall accessibility of documents and learning resources.
Taken from the announcement on http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.uk
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Bill Kasdorf, Principal Consultant, Apex & Board Member, IDPF
8th March 2016
The IDPF places a high priority on collaborating with related organizations. Two of the most in-depth such collaborations are with the IMS Global Learning Consortium on educational issues and the DAISY Consortiumon accessibility issues.
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19th February 2016
A 2nd Editors Draft of the EPUB for Education Profile has been announced today. This new profile specification includes:
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