E-books are reflow-able and allow users to change everything about their visual appearence. E-books can be scaled up without breaking the margins, fonts can be substituted, the background and foreground colour combination can be changed, as can the contrast, lines spacing, and scrolling direction to match the individual needs and preferences of the user. The latest e-book standards also support interactive audio overlays, where voices are selected automatically based on the language settings in the source documents.
Because e-books are flexible and their visual appearance can be changed on an individual level, e-books can be used as a great accommodation for both people with low vision and people with dyslexia.
SensusAccess can convert documents into reflow-able e-books in a number of different formats: EPUB is a standardised format supported by most e-book readers. Mobi Pocket is an e-book format supported by Amazon. EPUB3 is the latest version of EPUB and supports sophisticated content such as mathematical equations and multi-lingual material. EPUB3 also supports audio overlays created using the language settings of the source documents.
SensusAccess can convert most document types into EPUB and Mobi Pocket. If it is necessary to increase the text size beyond what is possible in the users e-book reader, there are also options available to move the baseline font size of the e-book to “large” (16 points), “extra-large” (24 points) and “huge” (40 points). The basic e-book conversion features of SensusAccess are further explained in Module 5 of the SensusAccess e-learning course (opens new page).
SensusAccess converts accessible documents into EPUB3 and EPUB3 with audio overlays. Source documents must be submitted in Word format and must comply with the formal accessibility requirements. The advanced e-book conversion features are further explained in Module 7 of the SensusAccess e-learning course (opens new page). Design and creation of documents that comply with the formal accessibility requirements are further explained in Module 6 of the SensusAccess e-learning course (opens new page).-