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RE: New fundamental test book and covers

From: Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 18:21:36 +0000
To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
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Hi George,

I think I might not be fully understanding what you're proposing. It seems to me that there are two possible solutions to users being unable to access author and title information from the bookshelf view. The first is to call upon the Reading Systems to expose the existing metadata to all users. The second is to establish best practices for authoring image descriptions for cover images to include the author and title and call upon reading systems to expose that users.

I am not sure that I understood what you meant about including the information in the first page of the book. How would a user be able to access the information from the bookshelf? Would you mind explaining the process that you are envisioning a bit more?


Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:01 PM
To: W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Subject: New fundamental test book and covers


With EPUB 3, the metadata for a cover includes an image title and author. A blind person would not be able to get information about the cover in the Reading Systems bookshelf.

In our fundamental test book, we have included as the first page information about the cover image.

I have attached it here, and it is in the draft version of this title at:

We  are fairly confident that any Reading System would not have a problem with this approach.

Is this something to consider as a best practice?


George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
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