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Re: Training Materials


From: Peter Shikli
Date: Oct 24, 2020 1:38PM


We also remediate PDFs for accessibility, but I suggest your training
materials publisher consider EPUBs, which we also remediate.  Because
EPUBs are HTML based, we have lots more accessibility tags and
constructs to improve the accessibility experience.  What your training
materials publisher will like is how DRM (Digital Rights Management) is
integrated into EPUBs.  This is why academic publishers have all gone
with EPUBs instead of PDFs to protect their expensive textbooks while
complying to regulations. Your training materials publisher is surely
aware of their near-term regulatory fork in the road, expensive Braille
or accessible digital.

The EPUB roadblock has historically been a lack of free, non-proprietary
readers and display options for the public.  This is improving right
now.  I'd be happy to point your training materials publisher toward
those resources.

As far as learning and tracking with a printed book, accessible or not,
we transitioned to two monitors for all our analysts years ago to deal
with that.  Work product on the left monitor and instructions on the
right.  I can't imagine going back, in fact, we've expanded one of the
monitors to double wide.

Peter Shikli
Access2online Inc.