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Expand Your Readership: Prioritizing Accessibility in Book Formats with RedShift’s Automated Production Platform

Looking to expand your readership as a self-publishing author or as a small independent publisher? Adding accessibility to your book format can help you reach a wider audience, and with our automated book production platform, it’s easier than ever and at no extra cost!

But why should you prioritize accessibility? Not only does it fulfil legal obligations and social responsibilities but can also boost sales and increase your audience. By making your epubs accessible, you tap into a larger audience, including those who were previously unable to access your publications.

With RedShift, accessibility is a top priority. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure that all our epubs are fully accessible, with features like adjustable font size, perfect structure, navigation, colour contrast and many more to cater to readers with disabilities. We also offer accessible ePDFs that use the PAC tool for validation, ensuring that all our clients’ digital content is accessible to all readers.

We believe in providing accessible content for all readers, regardless of their abilities, and we’re committed to making it a standard feature in all our digital books. That’s why we offer accessibility features at no extra cost, so our clients can meet legal requirements and social responsibilities without any additional hassle.

RedShift’s UI provides the option to add alternate text for every image. Using personalization options to structure a document can provide valuable information about the organization of the content and is a need as it allows screen readers to generate a table of contents or enable users to navigate to specific sections of the document.

Additional services to create alternative text descriptions for images and other non-text content to help users with visual impairments to understand the purpose and context of the content can be done at a very nominal cost.

RedShift expands on other add-on services for higher premium accessibility techniques such as using descriptive link text and providing transcripts for audio or video content. By providing such services, authors and publishers can ensure that it is more inclusive and accessible to a wider range of users.

So, if you’re looking for a publishing platform that prioritizes accessibility and customized designs, look no further than RedShift. With our application’s use of latest technology and software, we create epubs that are optimized for all devices and meet the needs of our clients and their readers. 

Accessible ePUBs and ePDFs are more a social responsibility, and we mean it!

For more information or a demo, please email jo@newgen.go or visit:

This article was written by Bhuvana Harikrishnan


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