Description : Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they’re built on—and all too often the foundation is weak. But that’s changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. Among many techniques, this guide will teach you how to: Add structure and meaning to your publications to make them more usable by accessible technologies Tailor EPUB Navigation Documents for readers requiring either full or reduced navigation Create media overlays to synchronize human narration with text display Improve text-to-speech playback by adding SSML, PLS lexicons, and CSS3 Speech functionality
Description : The new EPUB 3 specification from the IDPF incorporates a wide range of technologies and functionality that are set to revolutionize electronic publishing. The format is poised to make the static two-dimensional page a thing of the past, introducing the world to new rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity. But a specification that offers so much can be a daunting thing to learn. EPUB 3 Best Practices steps in to help fill the knowledge void. Authored by people involved in the development of the specification, and with extensive experience in electronic publishing, this guide will provide you with a solid foundation on which to begin developing your own EPUBs. Topics covered include: * A comprehensive survey of accessible production features and best practices * A walkthrough of the new global language support features * An introduction to the new multimedia elements and how to use them to embed content * A guide to best practices for authoring of interactive elements and scripting * A review of publication and distribution metadata * Techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts EPUB 3 Best Practices is a must-read for anyone looking to unleash the potential of the new format.
Description : The two-volume set LNCS 10896 and 10897 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018, held in Linz, Austria, in July2018. The 101 revised full papers and 78 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 356 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Web accessibility in the connected world; accessibility and usability of mobile platforms for people with disabilities and elderly persons: design, development and engineering; accessible system/information/document design; accessible e-learning - e-learning for accessibility/AT; personalized access to TV, film, theatre, and music; digital games accessibility; accessibility and usability of self-service terminals, technologies and systems; universal learning design; motor and mobility disabilities: AT, HCI, care; empowerment of people with cognitive disabilities using digital technologies; augmented and alternative communication (AAC), supported speech; Art Karshmer lectures in access to mathematics, science and engineering; environmental sensing technologies for visual impairment; 3D printing in the domain of assistive technologies (AT) and do it yourselves (DIY) AT; tactile graphics and models for blind people and recognition of shapes by touch; access to artworks and its mediation by and for visually impaired people; digital navigation for people with visual impairments; low vision and blindness: human computer interaction; future perspectives for aging well: AAL tools, products, devices; mobile healthcare and m-health apps for people with disabilities; and service and information provision.
Description : This book discusses the exciting new format that is set to unleash a content revolution in the publishing world. Laden with features the printed page could never offer--such as embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity--EPUB 3 will forever change what a book can be. This article walks you through the format and puts it in its place in the digital landscape, explaining why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks as it also becomes the new accessible standard for ebooks.
Description : E-book content, devices, and services have created challenges for libraries-- as well as opportunities. Because the e-book playing field is constantly changing, any predictions are, at best, tenuous. Librarians must be resilient in order to manage-- and not be managed by-- e-books and their progenies.
Description : Introduce students to cursive and help them master this skill through the use of fun and engaging activity sheets provided in this resource. The Modern Cursive (D'Nealian) style is modeled throughout the book to help students become proficient in writing this style of cursive. Featuring themed sections, this unit helps students build their cursive writing skills by introducing them first to individual letter practice and eventually exposing them to cursive in the real world through things such as friendly letters, checks, postcards, and more. Revamp students' cursive skills today!
Description : The sounds that we hear travel as sound waves. This science reader introduces students to the concept of sound waves. With easy-to-read text and detailed, vivid images, this book teaches students important scientific subjects and vocabulary terms like pitch, volume, and vibration. Aligned to state and national standards, the book contains nonfiction text features like an index, a glossary, captions, and bold font to keep students connected to the text. A hands-on science experiment helps students apply what they have learned and develops critical thinking skills.
Description : Explore our solar system and Earth's place in it as readers flip through the pages of this nonfiction title. Featuring vibrant images in conjunction with accessible charts and diagrams, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover!
Description : This high-interest nonfiction reader will help students gain science content knowledge while building their literacy skills and reading comprehension. This appropriately leveled text features hands-on, simple science experiments and full-color images and graphics. Fourth grade students will learn all about fossil fuels through this engaging text that supports STEM education and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Description : EPUB 3 TEMPLATE FOR AUTHORS is an ePub template which will speed up the writing process of any author in reflowable EPUB 3 format. It is made up of ten XHTML files (in Addition to the four basic files included in an ePub).