Creating accessible publications is an essential step to implement accessibility, but it is not the only one. Another crucial step is communicating the publication’s accessibility features along the book value chain. Metadata are the perfect tool to achieve that. To comply with the European Accessibility Act, publishers and distributors need to make accessibility metadata available for end users, allowing them to make conscious choices and buy publications in line with their needs.
At the end of this course participants will be able to produce accessibility metadata and distribute them along the supply chain, in accordance with the international standard and in line with the Europan Accessibility Act’s requirements.
Who is this course for
This course applies to anyone in the publishing house directly involved in content creation and distribution.
- The role of metadata in the accessible ecosystem;
- international standards for metadata;
- how to describe accessibility features using Onix;
- how to describe accessibility features using Schema.org.
Number of participants
Limited to a maximum of 25 persons due the practical setting to ensure proper engagement.
Participants will need:
- A laptop or desktop computer
- Good internet connection
The slides of the course
Online – on the Zoom platform
2 hours delivered in 1 session