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Accessible Reading BC

This website hosts a collection of ebooks from BC publishers, which is available to all residents of our province through their public library. All the ebooks in the collection are accessible using screen readers and screen magnification, refreshable braille displays, switches or other assistive technologies for people with print disabilities.

This is an accessible platform and repository of digital books prototype, aimed to make content accessible to everyone, regardless of print disability. Accessible ebooks are by nature flexible, allowing content to faithfully render across a broad spectrum of devices, platforms, assistive technologies, and operating systems. After downloading these titles, readers can load them in their reading application of choice in a computer or mobile device. As accessibility is a key focus of this project, the distribution platform also needs to be accessible, but commercial solutions don’t meet this requirement.

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