[accessibility] Why not EPUB3 instead of PDF?

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 14:16:12 CET 2017

Hi Ross

I hope you're well, and able to answer Mireia question soon. If you're
elected to the Boardm they'll look to you for advice on accessibility.

with best regards


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Mireia Ribera <ribera at ub.edu> wrote:

> Dear Ross More and other contributors to the list,
> thanks for your posts and recent research on LaTeX to PDF conversion
> taking into account accessibility.
> I'm also involved in the publication of conference proceedings in an
> accessible format, but we were thinking in using EPUB3 instead of PDF.
> I know about PDF/UA and its possibilities, but EPUB3 is becoming the
> standard of choice in the publishing world and a good contender to PDF
> in teaching / academics contexts and it is increasingly adopted.
> Additionally, EPUB3 inherits from DAISY format, a format born from the
> accessibility world and is fairly more manipulable than PDF.
> I would like to know if there is any research in this direction or if
> you are someway collaborating with Pandoc conversion tools or others.
> Thanks in advance.
> Best,
> Mireia Ribera
> Universitat de Barcelona
> Departament de Matemàtiques i Informàtica
> Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
> 08007 Barcelona
> Tel. +34 934 020 855
> http://www.ub.edu
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