Accessibility (A11y) is important to us. We are committed to making our website and content platforms accessible to everyone, including blind, visually impaired, dyslexic or otherwise disabled users. To this end, Kogan Page is following the accessibility guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium with the long-term aim of conforming to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible and user-friendly for people with disabilities. We want everyone who visits the Kogan Page website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
Since 2012 Kogan Page has worked with Bookshare, an online library of accessible publications, to make all of our ebooks available to persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled at the same time as the print editions are published. Kogan Page is also a signatory to the Accessible Book Consortium’s Charter for Accessible Publishing, which promotes the production of ebooks in accessible formats.
All Kogan Page ebooks (since January 2019) are available in EPUB3 and MOBI (Kindle) formats and conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. Our ebooks adhere to EPUB Accessibility 1.0 and are validated by Ace, by Daisy, and bespoke in-house validation tools, which assure ARIA roles, EPUB types, accessibility metadata, and alt text and long descriptions for imagery and tables are present and correct. Ebooks published before 2019 are available in MOBI, EPUB2 and EPUB3 formats but do not always include the image descriptions outlined below.
As part of our continued effort to improve the accessibility of our products, we now provide high-quality text descriptions for images and tables that are not otherwise accessible to print-impaired users, including:
- alternative text for all images;
- long descriptions for complex imagery; and
- accessible table data for large tables that are rendered as images.
You can find our accessible ebooks at:
- Bookshelf (for ebooks purchased through our website)
- AccessText (US)
- RNIB Bookshare (UK)
If you have any questions about accessing or navigating our website, content platform or ebooks, please email [email protected]