DIAGRAM Standards Working Group Update
The IDPF’s EPUB Accessibility Task force has finished its second editors draft of our Conformance and Discovery Requirements for EPUB Publications which can be viewed at: http://www.idpf.org/epub/a11y/accessibility.html and its companion EPUB Accessibility Techniques document: http://www.idpf.org/epub/a11y/techniques/techniques.htm. The specification will be put to the IDPF membership for approval in Q4 of 2016. Once approved, Benetech and DAISY can begin to move forward on the accessibility testing for the certification work. Exciting news indeed, so stay tuned for updates!
As an integral part of discoverability for accessible content we have a proposal into schema.org to add accessibility specific metadata. This proposal is currently on schema.org’s pending webpage located at http://pending.webschemas.org.