The Phrase “Alt Text” comes up a lot when we talk about web and content accessibility. We’ve got lots of content about Alt Text. But Alt Text is not the terminology used by WCAG. Instead, they use the phrase “Text Alternative”. Let’s take a look at why: What’s the Difference? Alt Text is […]
How eBooks Have Changed The World
Digital books or eBooks have been around for quite some time now. Most of the books and textbooks that come out today are released in both formats. Some users prefer feel and overall experience of a paper book. And some prefer the convenience of a digital edition. But in some instances, the choice is […]
Why Are Heading Tags Important?
If you’re writing content for your website, you might be tempted to just use bold text to highlight your headings. After all, it accomplishes more or less the same thing, right? Not exactly. Here are some reasons why you should take the extra step of using actual HTML heading tags for your headings. […]
4 Reasons to Love eBooks
There’s a lot to love about eBooks. Whether you read exclusively on screens or just pick up digital editions from time to time. Here are 4 of our favorite unique benefits to the digital side of reading: They Don’t Take Up Space It’s a lot easier to find space in one’s pockets or bag for […]
The Benefits of Content Validation
Content Validation is an important part of any workflow. Validation ensures that content-breaking errors don’t make it through to delivery and helps catch things that human eyes might miss. And, when executed skillfully, it can also help improve returns and even grow your business. Here are three ways this can happen. Increased Output Accuracy A […]
Content Validation: Errors vs Warnings
Making an eBook is easy. Making a good eBook… that’s a bit more of a challenge. At a minimum, validation can prevent broken or erroneous content from being sent through production. But can validation also help us make good content? It absolutely can. That is, if the person creating the validation rules understands what […]
Why Is Error Reporting Important?
Validation is an important part of any publisher’s workflow. It prevents broken or flawed content from moving forward undetected. And it helps reduce the amount of manual intervention and QA required by the workflow process. But identifying errors and halting erroneous content is only half of the story. After all, once the error is […]
Accessible eBooks Are For Everyone.
Content Made with Everyone in Mind For a long time, readers who were blind would need to seek either braille editions or raised print editions. These editions, if they existed at all, were printed in very limited quantities and could be very expensive. Audio books are another option, but again, not every book will be […]
3 Accessibility Misconceptions to Leave Behind in 2021
Misconception: Accessibility Features Are Only Used by People with Disabilities The most obvious example of this is probably Captions. Maybe you’ve got a prospect in a loud room or who simply doesn’t want to turn the sound on their device on. Captions, an accessibility feature, will ensure that your audience still receives your content’s […]
What do developers need to know about Tab Focus?
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 […]