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Call for review and comment: EPUB Accessibility: Conformance and Discovery

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 09:05:59 -0600
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Dear Wai Interest Group,
The EPUB 3 Working Group's accessibility subgroup is delighted to announce
the first public Editor's Draft of the new specification "EPUB
Accessibility: Conformance and Discovery Requirements for EPUB
Publications," found at 
EPUB 3 is based on HTML, CSS, and SVG, building upon the Open Web Platform.
Likewise, the EPUB Accessibility spec enriches the ongoing work of the Web
Accessibility Initiative (WAI), referencing WCAG 2.0 and WAI publications.
The EPUB Accessibility Spec  outlines the principles that will be used to
create techniques for conformance.
We believe the development of this specification will advance accessibility
in the digital publishing space, and we invite you to join us in this
We are looking forward to your review and comments. To participate, please
go to the GitHub issue tracker at
Or you may send comments to Markus Gylling, CTO for the IDPF,
The working group will review all comments and add specific topics as
I can also be reached directly via email for questions or comments:
On behalf of  the EPUB Accessibility sub-group chairs, Charles LaPierre and
Avneesh Singh
End of message
George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Learning Ally Together It's Possible 
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
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