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University of Michigan Press’s Accessible Publishing Initiative

by Jonathan McGlone December 4, 2015

[On behalf of the University of Michigan Press E-Book Accessibility Task Force] Recently the University of Michigan Press publicly endorsed the accessible publishing guidelines outlined by the Society for Disability Studies. These guidelines encourage publishers to ensure that accessibility is “built in” to new titles—that accessible file formats, text descriptions of multimedia, and available alternate versions are standard products of the publishing process. The Press strongly believes in this universal design approach, and since June 2015 have been working behind the scenes to support these guidelines. This work is part of a longer history at the Press, and a big […]

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UM Press offers new way for people with print disabilities to read its books

by Trade Marketing August 8, 2011

The University of Michigan Press (UM Press), long a provider of books in audio and other alternative formats, has signed a new agreement with Bookshare, a global leader in providing copyrighted, digital accessible books to people with print disabilities. The agreement will increase the number of formats UM Press makes available to the millions of Americans who have print disabilities and give even more people the opportunity to read UM Press books. Under the agreement, UM Press titles will be included in the Bookshare library. Bookshare will convert electronic versions of UM Press books into digital text (for use with […]

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