It’s no secret that the print-disabled are a under-supported group. While those who are not print challenged have are able to read all the literature that we understand, print-disabled readers only have access to a small percentage (1-7%) of the world’s published books. There are many efforts underway with:
- legislation (namely, Marrakesh Treaty),
- many existing and new organizations creating accessible formats, and
- resources, such as the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit.
However, the group that can and does have the most impact on accessibility of books is publishers. Continue reading “Publishers and the Print Disabled in Canada: Some Get It, Some Don’t”