Born Accessible Updates
Automated Word Doc to Accessible EPUB
To assist teachers in creating more accessible materials, DAISY wanted to create a tool that will export a Word document into a fully accessible EPUB (as opposed to an inaccessible PDF). DIAGRAM has been working with DAISY on developing and testing a tool aligned with Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible (GCA) program and accessibility standards. Version 1.0 was released in the Microsoft store as a plug-in that can be added on to Microsoft Word.
DIAGRAM worked with DAISY to develop best practices on how to expose the accessibility metadata in books for libraries and bookstores. The work has grown to such an extent that it was adopted by the W3C, who is now working with DIAGRAM staff to develop it on a scale that will significantly increase its reach.