Invisible Publishing is now a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) publisher. Benetech, a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to publishers who produce EPUBs that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences.
Benetech’s GCA publisher certification program is the first-ever third-party EPUB certification program to verify ebook accessibility. All approved publishers have demonstrated success consistently producing files in accordance with Benetech’s GCA certification standard, meeting the EPUB Accessibility 1.0 Conformance and Discovery specification and exceeding a publishing standard level of WCAG 2.0 AA. Benetech recognizes these publishers as creators of fully accessible EPUBs.
Invisible Publishing has produced both print and ebooks since the press was founded in 2007. Making books available in digital formats has always been important to Invisible, and coupled with a mandate to serve underrepresented authors and build literary community, pursuing Benetech certification was the best next step in Invisible’s efforts to make books widely available.
“I’m thrilled to be able to say our books will be born accessible going forward,” said Leigh Nash, Invisible’s Publisher. “We believe everyone should have access to the books they want to read, whether for entertainment or education.”
“All digital content can—and should—be born accessible,” said Brad Turner, Vice President and General Manager of Global Education and Literacy at Benetech. “Readers can select Invisible Publishing’s Global Certified Accessible ebooks trusting that they are fully accessible.”
To view Invisible Publishing’s first Global Certified Accessible titles, visit: https://invisiblepublishing.com/product-category/accessible/
To learn more about Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible Program, visit: http://bornaccessible.benetech.org