Making Your E-books Accessible
The session was chaired by: Richard Mollet, CEO of The Publishers Association, and featured Alicia Wise, Alistair McNaught, Mark Bide, Pete Osborne and Sarah Hilderley as speakers.
Here's a rundown of what these executives addressed and recommended for publishers.
Right to Read Alliance
Osborne and his organization have one vision: For the "same book to be available to all at the same time, at the same price." The alliance campaigns for people who have sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities. "Digital publishing offers trememdous opportunities for everybody, he noted, particularly with text-to-speech. My recommendation is that publishers routinely offer text to speech, especially when there is no audio equivalent of the title. Great improvements are being made; many more books have text-to-speech available."