Samples of E-publication format with font size increased, default setting and reverse background.
ONI’s Disability NEWS seeks input on e-publication format
The Disability NEWS has been working to offer an e-publication (e-pub) format as an alternate means to access its twice-monthly newsletter. Participants are being sought for input on the draft e-pub format to help best provide an edition that is accessible on computers and mobile computing devices, such as tablets and cell phones.
Given the ease of use and increasing number of people now using mobile computing devices, the new e-pub format provides enhanced accessibility. Using e-pubs, users are able to enlarge and change the font, change the background color and even have the document read to them. The graphic provided with this article displays examples of the default font size, an enlarged font size and a reversed image with white letters on a black background.
The HTML format and portable document format (PDF) can be problematic for some readers, so one goal of the NEWS has been to explore emerging methods of publishing that provide improved access. This is especially important for the blind and persons with vision loss. Nearly all mobile devices offer the ability for users to open e-pubs and set its parameters for their use and access to information.
Anyone wishing to test the beta sample of the Disability NEWS e-publication may download it by clicking this document link. Please email any comments regarding problems, suggestions or other information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone not able to download the document may also request it at the same email address.
Once enough responses have been gathered and any adjustments are made, the e-pub format will be offered as an alternate email to subscribers and available for downloading on the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website.