Accessible EPUB: Making EPUB 3 Documents Universal Accessible

  • Thorsten SchwarzEmail author
  • Sachin Rajgopal
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


Current document standards have the characteristic that they can only serve one group of users under the aspect of vision (sighted, visually impaired or blind reader). Wouldn’t it be nice if one documentformat could combine all properties in one document? This paper presents a new approach of an universal accessible version of EPUB 3 documents, which will allow sighted, visually impaired and blind readers to use and share the same EPUB 3 document by an “integrated switching mechanism” to change the output format. Furthermore, we will introduce a simple word processing tool that allows to easily create such accessible EPUBs without knowing how an EPUB file is constructed or created.


EPUB EPUB 3 Accessible documents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Schwarz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sachin Rajgopal
    • 1
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Studycentre for the Visually ImpairedKarlsruheGermany

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