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=RESOURCES=
 
=RESOURCES=
*'''An Excellent resource on how to open and read EPUB files''': [https://inclusivepublishing.org/rs-accessibility/ READING SYSTEMS ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT ROUNDUP:]  
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==Questions and Answers about EPUB==
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*[[EPUB QnA]]
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==How to Download an EPUB from ATN==
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===Using Chrome or Firefox===
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*Right-click on the download link on your request record and choose ‘Save link as…’.
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===Using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer===
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*Right-click on the download link and choose ‘Save target as’.
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==How to Open an EPUB==
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If it is zipped, you will need to unzip it. To do this on a windows computer, right click on the zipped file and choose Extract All and follow the instructions.
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===Which Software Will Open an EPUB?===
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*If you are using a MAC computer or any type of an Android or Apple mobile device, the EPUB will open natively in iBooks (Apple) or Play Books (Android).
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*If you are on a Windows computer, we strongly recommend '''Thorium Reader'''.  Thorium Reader is extremely accessible and has built in text-to-speech. It is also accessible to JAWS and NVDA.
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====Install Thorium Reader====
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#[https://www.edrlab.org/software/thorium-reader/github/win10 Click here to download Thorium Reader.]
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#Double click on the "Thorium.Setup.1.7.3.exe" file that you just downloaded in order to install it.
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#Once Thorium is installed and open, click on the plus symbol at the top of the Thorium screen and choose an epub file to add to your Thorium Reader. Then click on the book cover of the book you just added in Thorium and that will open the entire EPUB.  Explore all the icons at the top right of Thorium - there are many ways you can customize it to meet your needs.
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If you would prefer to get the exe file from their website - here are those instructions: <p>
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#[https://www.edrlab.org/software/thorium-reader/ Click here and scroll down to the section - "Download Thorium Reader"].
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#Choose the second bullet - "The Windows version on the Github platform."
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#If a 'Save As' dialog box pops up, then choose where you would like to save the Thorium.Setup...exe file. If no dialog box pops up, then go to your downloads folder and the file will be there.
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#Double click on the Thorium.Setup exe file that is now saved on your computer. This will begin the simple installation process.
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===Other EPUB Readers===
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*If you'd prefer something other than Thorium, check out this [https://inclusivepublishing.org/rs-accessibility/ '''regularly updated list of EPUB Readers and their pros/cons''']
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==How to Edit an EPUB==
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*[[File:Try it yourself- adding accessibility enhancements to EPUB.docx]]
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*[[File:Tools_for_editing_EPUB_files.docx|Tools for editing EPUB files]]
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*[[File:Getting started with Sigil and the Ace Plugin.docx|Getting started with Sigil and the Ace Plugin]]
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==General==
 
*[[User Stories of Inclusive Digital Reading]]
 
*[[User Stories of Inclusive Digital Reading]]
 
*[[The Accessible EPUB Eco-System Overview]]
 
*[[The Accessible EPUB Eco-System Overview]]
*[[FAQ's about EPUB]]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtkMjQe3KtVPpF9T9yvvFbKYjLG10CSq YouTube PlayList of all Webinar Recordings Below.]
  
 
=SCHEDULE=
 
=SCHEDULE=
 
=='''Completed Webinars and the Recordings'''==
 
=='''Completed Webinars and the Recordings'''==
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===July 9, 2020. RedShelf & VitalSource: Providing Course Material Access to Disability Services===
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*[https://youtu.be/g83SVao71UY Recording of the webinar.]
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*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c6QvKKm28Ndc0QS0iSFKT08Y1miIuuVp/view?usp=sharing PowerPoint slide deck.]
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*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZ37D7L29nQV9Zk0Hc4NlyAQ2Wk_4ZtK/view?usp=sharing A transcript of the webinar.]
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*Link coming soon - Answers to the Questions we couldn't get to during the hour webinar.
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*Panelists: Stacy Ray, VitalSource; Erin Lucas, RedShelf
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*Host: Dawn Evans, AccessText Network Coordinator
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===April 16, 2019. EPUB 101.===
 
===April 16, 2019. EPUB 101.===
 
*[https://youtu.be/i1dESzg52g8 Recording of the webinar]
 
*[https://youtu.be/i1dESzg52g8 Recording of the webinar]
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bIVPIudXlcb2msEeK4Tf2-aEv8sslRM1/view?usp=sharing PowerPoint slide deck]
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bIVPIudXlcb2msEeK4Tf2-aEv8sslRM1/view?usp=sharing PowerPoint slide deck]
 
*EPUB has become a common file format for academic publications. This introductory webinar is intended to help library, faculty and DSO colleagues get up to speed with this publishing standard and its built-in accessibility features.
 
*EPUB has become a common file format for academic publications. This introductory webinar is intended to help library, faculty and DSO colleagues get up to speed with this publishing standard and its built-in accessibility features.
*Presenters: Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
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*Presenters: Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
  
 
===April 23, 2019. READING EPUB WITH DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.===
 
===April 23, 2019. READING EPUB WITH DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.===
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*Presenters: Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
 
*Presenters: Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY
  
=='''Upcoming Webinars'''==
 
 
===June 11, 2019. ADDING ACCESSIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS TO EPUB FILES.===  
 
===June 11, 2019. ADDING ACCESSIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS TO EPUB FILES.===  
*[https://zoom.us/webinar/register/70798a14fd0c42ca4ac87b605f06faf5 Click here to register.]
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*[https://youtu.be/RTaPakxizzo Recording of the Webinar.]
*Presenters: TBD
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*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wWcoxxy4RYlacErUhK05MKMsAqKBI1Y7/view?usp=sharing PowerPoint Slide Deck.]
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*[https://youtu.be/dmPxqmTh_iw Bonus Video: EPUB Remediation: Alt Text and Metadata]
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*[https://youtu.be/oSiCuheeq40 EPUB Remediation: Color Contrast and Tables]
 
*Now that you’re more familiar with EPUBs, you can take it to the next level! In this last webinar in the series we will break open an EPUB to show how they are put together. Then using freely available tools, you will learn how to make improvements such as adding alt text, table headings and more, to provide students with an even greater accessible experience.
 
*Now that you’re more familiar with EPUBs, you can take it to the next level! In this last webinar in the series we will break open an EPUB to show how they are put together. Then using freely available tools, you will learn how to make improvements such as adding alt text, table headings and more, to provide students with an even greater accessible experience.
 
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*Presenters: Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY; Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley.
 
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[[Install Thorium Reader]]

Latest revision as of 16:49, 4 January 2022

This EPUB Webinar Series is brought to you by the EPUB in Higher Education Working Group


RESOURCES

Questions and Answers about EPUB

How to Download an EPUB from ATN

Using Chrome or Firefox

  • Right-click on the download link on your request record and choose ‘Save link as…’.

Using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer

  • Right-click on the download link and choose ‘Save target as’.

How to Open an EPUB

If it is zipped, you will need to unzip it. To do this on a windows computer, right click on the zipped file and choose Extract All and follow the instructions.

Which Software Will Open an EPUB?

  • If you are using a MAC computer or any type of an Android or Apple mobile device, the EPUB will open natively in iBooks (Apple) or Play Books (Android).
  • If you are on a Windows computer, we strongly recommend Thorium Reader. Thorium Reader is extremely accessible and has built in text-to-speech. It is also accessible to JAWS and NVDA.

Install Thorium Reader

  1. Click here to download Thorium Reader.
  2. Double click on the "Thorium.Setup.1.7.3.exe" file that you just downloaded in order to install it.
  3. Once Thorium is installed and open, click on the plus symbol at the top of the Thorium screen and choose an epub file to add to your Thorium Reader. Then click on the book cover of the book you just added in Thorium and that will open the entire EPUB. Explore all the icons at the top right of Thorium - there are many ways you can customize it to meet your needs.


If you would prefer to get the exe file from their website - here are those instructions:

  1. Click here and scroll down to the section - "Download Thorium Reader".
  2. Choose the second bullet - "The Windows version on the Github platform."
  3. If a 'Save As' dialog box pops up, then choose where you would like to save the Thorium.Setup...exe file. If no dialog box pops up, then go to your downloads folder and the file will be there.
  4. Double click on the Thorium.Setup exe file that is now saved on your computer. This will begin the simple installation process.

Other EPUB Readers

How to Edit an EPUB

General

SCHEDULE

Completed Webinars and the Recordings

July 9, 2020. RedShelf & VitalSource: Providing Course Material Access to Disability Services

April 16, 2019. EPUB 101.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • EPUB has become a common file format for academic publications. This introductory webinar is intended to help library, faculty and DSO colleagues get up to speed with this publishing standard and its built-in accessibility features.
  • Presenters: Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

April 23, 2019. READING EPUB WITH DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • This webinar will review some common EPUB reading systems and explore what they offer for learners with dyslexia and learning disabilities. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
  • Presenter: Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley

April 30, 2019. READING EPUB WITH A SCREENREADER.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint slide deck
  • George Kerscher and Amy Salmon will demonstrate how a student who is blind using a screen reader can enjoy the many benefits of an EPUB book. They will be demonstrating several of the most popular EPUB reading systems such as RedShelf, Apple Books and Vitalsource Bookshelf using JAWS for Windows, NVDA and VoiceOver. To show the diversity of EPUB for today’s readers, we also will be demonstrating on mobile readers such as Apple Books on an iPhone using VoiceOver. Come join us and see how wonderful the experience can be.
  • Presenters: Amy Salmon, MEd, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Tech for All; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

May 7, 2019. READING EPUB WITH LOW VISION.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Bonus Material - A Demo of Dolphin EasyReader
  • This webinar will review the common EPUB reading apps that offer great experiences for learners with low vision. The apps will be relevant whether the EPUBs come from AccessText Network, Bookshare, your library system or from the publisher.
  • Presenters: Robin Spinks, Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB); Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY

May 21, 2019. ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVES OF MAJOR PUBLISHERS.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Hear from five publishers - Cengage, McGraw Hill, Wiley, Macmillan, and Pearson - as they discuss the initiatives that they've undertaken to create more accessible products. Learn about where to find accessible ebooks, what publishers are doing to make them more accessible, and how to get answers to your accessibility questions when you or your students have an accessibility request.
  • Presenters: Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning; Jonathan Thurston, Pearson; Deb Castiglione, Cengage; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Lisa Nicks, McGraw Hill

May 28, 2019. REDSHELF DEMO AND ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • This webinar will help Disability Services Offices identify the different format types of course materials available on the RedShelf eReader platform and how those formats impact the availability of accessibility features. We will also share an outline of RedShelf’s commitment to setting a new standard for end-to-end campus accessibility support.
  • Presenter: Erin Kirchner-Lucas, Director of Digital Accessibility & User Experience at RedShelf

June 4, 2019. DISCOVERING ACCESSIBLE TITLES.

  • Recording of the webinar
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck
  • Wouldn’t it be great to know about the accessibility of a publication before you buy it or borrow it from the library? Or to search only for accessible titles being considered for a course? With EPUB your wish is granted! This webinar will explain how the format enables rich accessibility information. It will demonstrate how accessibility information is provided on a book catalogue, explain where the information comes from, and discuss how you can use this to empower your students. It will go on to demonstrate how independent third party certification can assure the accessibility is indeed correct.
  • Presenters: Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; George Kersher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY

June 11, 2019. ADDING ACCESSIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS TO EPUB FILES.

  • Recording of the Webinar.
  • PowerPoint Slide Deck.
  • Bonus Video: EPUB Remediation: Alt Text and Metadata
  • EPUB Remediation: Color Contrast and Tables
  • Now that you’re more familiar with EPUBs, you can take it to the next level! In this last webinar in the series we will break open an EPUB to show how they are put together. Then using freely available tools, you will learn how to make improvements such as adding alt text, table headings and more, to provide students with an even greater accessible experience.
  • Presenters: Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY; Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech; Tzviya Siegman, Wiley; Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor at University of California, Berkeley.















































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