What Is Tab Focus? Users who access webpages or other content using keyboard navigation use the tab key to move between interactive elements. These elements should be toggled through in the order in which they appear on the document or web page. When an interactive element is selected, or “focused”, there should be a visual […]
The Right Mindset for A11y
Accessibility is a fast growing topic. Businesses that have never even heard of web accessibility or content accessibility are now finding themselves making decisions about it. And, with so many options out there, these decisions can be difficult to make. Accessibility = Opportunity The rise in accessibility lawsuits has put accessibility on the radar […]
How to Write a Copyright Page
For most writers, the Copyright page is among the least exciting pages to write. The cryptic, legal-sounding writing can be daunting and leave you wondering where to start. Fortunately, copyright pages are really more of a tradition than a necessity and getting it wrong (or even leaving it out) usually isn’t the end of the world. […]
Choosing a Cover For Your Self-Published Book
It’s never been easier to publish a book on your own. And a lot of people are doing just that. Unfortunately, with so many people publishing books, it can be hard to get your book noticed. This means your book’s cover is as important as ever. A book’s cover can tell us a lot about […]
Does My eBook Need an ISBN?
What is an ISBN? An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier used to track books. This 13 digit number helps sellers and consumers track your book. ISBNs can also provide information about what country a book was published in, what language—and more. Do I need an ISBN for an eBook? Not necessarily. […]
How Can Publishers Use Voice Assistants to Succeed?
Voice Assistants Have Caught On The Smart Speaker industry is growing fast. The first Amazon Echo devices were released in 2014. Now, nearly 90 million adults in the United States have some kind of smart speaker in their homes. They’re in movies and on TV. Asking Alexa or Google or Siri a question has become […]
Audible Captions and the Publishing Industry
What Are Audible Captions? Back in July of 2019, Amazon-based platform Audible announced a new feature called “Audible Captions”. The feature, as you might have guessed, provided machine-generated captions to accompany Audible’s audiobooks. These captions only provided users with around 3 words of text at time, which were shown as the text was read aloud. […]
What are ePub Assessments?
You’ve probably heard that ePubs are able to contain things that regular books and eBooks can’t. Things like video, audio and MathML. But there is another feature that is becoming more popular among publishers of ePubs that really changes the way we think about eBooks: Assessments. Assessments are short interactive quizzes or learning checks that […]
What’s the Deal with HTML5?
HTML5 has been around for a very long time now. But not everyone moves at the same speed. Different browsers adopt technologies at different rates. And developers need to factor in that compatibility when they choose technologies for their projects. But, now that it’s been over 12 years since the initial release, it’s pretty safe […]
Do You Need an Accessibility Statement?
You’ve hired an accessibility consultant, firm, or specialist. You’ve invested time, effort, and resources into ensuring that all of your users enjoy a comfortable and intuitive experience within your accessible web application or website. An Accessibility Statement is a great way to put that work on display and set a good example for your industry. […]