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Books without barriers is an illustrated guide to creating accessible publications

Books without barriers outlines the barriers to reading that people with print disability may experience if their needs are not supported, and describes how to avoid creating these barriers at each stage of the publishing process.

The guide is in four parts:

  1. Planning for inclusive publishing
  2. Developing content
  3. Describing images and tables
  4. Producing accessible books

The appendices include a style sheet template for accessibility best practice and a glossary.

Books without barriers is written and designed by members of IPEd’s Accessibility Initiative Working Party, and reviewed by publishers and researchers specialising in digital, audio, tactile and print formats, individuals with print disability, and writers and editors with experience in a range of publishing genres. It co-published by the Institute of Professional Editors and the Australian Publishers Association, with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Download Books without barriers

You can download Books without barriers in the following formats:

An accessible PDF and a digital braille transcript will also be available soon.