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Accessibility

Our website

Accessibility (#a11y) is important to us. We are committed to making our website and content platforms accessible to everyone, including people who are blind, visually impaired, dyslexic or otherwise disabled. To this end, Kogan Page follows the accessibility guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium with the long-term aim of conforming to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible and user-friendly for people with disabilities. We want everyone who visits the Kogan Page website to find it easy to use. 

Our ebooks

Since 2012 Kogan Page has worked with RNIB Bookshare, an online library of accessible publications, to make all of our ebooks available to persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled at the same time as the print editions are published. Kogan Page is also a signatory to the Accessible Book Consortium’s Charter for Accessible Publishing, which promotes the production of ebooks in accessible formats.  

Kogan Page ebooks (since January 2019) are available in EPUB3 and MOBI (Kindle) formats and conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. Our ebooks adhere to EPUB Accessibility 1.0 and are validated by Ace, by DAISY, and our own in-house validation tools, which assure ARIA roles, EPUB types, accessibility metadata, and alt text and long descriptions for imagery and tables are present and correct. Ebooks published before 2019 are available in MOBI, EPUB2 and EPUB3 formats but they do not include image descriptions.

All Kogan Page ebooks have a logical reading order and include mark-up and structure to ensure easy navigation and compatibility with assistive technologies, such as screen readers. Users can:

  • change the font and increase/decrease font size
  • reflow the text to fit any screen size
  • adjust colour and contrast to suit their preference
  • enable text-to-speech functionality

As part of our continued effort to improve the accessibility of our products, we now provide high-quality text descriptions for images and tables that are not otherwise accessible to print-impaired users, including:

  • alternative text for all images
  • long descriptions for complex imagery
  • accessible table data for complex tables that are rendered as images

You can find our accessible ebooks at:

VitalSource Bookshelf 
AccessTextKortext
Bookshare (US)
RNIB Bookshare (UK)
Bookshare Australia (Vision Australia)

We recommend VitalSource Bookshelf because it highlights accessibility features at product level. This means users can easily see whether a book is suitable for their needs.

Digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, intermediate copies, privacy and licence terms (T&Cs) are applied by the platforms that provide access to our ebooks. Copying and printing restrictions are also dependent on the platform – the limits are usually 10 per cent of the book or one chapter (whichever is greater).

Enquiries

If you have any questions about accessing or navigating our website, content platform or ebooks, please email [email protected]. We aim to fulfil requests for accessible ebooks within five business days.

Last updated: April 2019