[community] Any recommendation for an accessible digital flip book

Feriyal Hallajarani fh12li at student.ocadu.ca
Thu Jan 11 18:29:01 UTC 2018


Hi,

I did some research and unfortunately most of the generators seems to be
unable to create an accessible flip book, as they convert your PDF/HTML to
a solid image element.

But I found an interesting website, which has some samples of accessible
flip books, called PublicSpeak <http://www.publispeak.com/en/>. You can see
some samples in their page, the content of the flip books is built by
semantic HTML, keyboard friendly buttons, and also the ability to choose
your own accessibility preferences (text, background color, etc.) . I also
tested the page with JAWS, AXE and WAVE. Expect the language attribute
which is set to "french" and screen reader will read the page with french
accent, no major issues was observed.

Here is the sample:
http://sanofi.publispeak.com/2015-shareholder-handbook/versionHTML/index.html

I also believe that you can always provide an accessible version of your
product (an alternative version), for people who cannot use the main one.
Probably a download link of the original accessible PDF?

Best regards,

*Feriyal Hallajarani | *Web Accessibility Consultant | IBM
Email: feriyal.hallaj at gmail.com
Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/feriyalharani

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 3:26 PM, Goly Farrokhkish <golyfar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
>
> I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for an accessible digital
> flipbook?
>
> I am designing an annual report that needs to exist in a flipbook format
> online and it needs to be fully accessible and AODA compliance.
> The major issue that I have had with flipbook generators on the web was
> that they are image based so screen reader software is not able to read the
> text to visually impaired individuals.
>
> I would appreciate any help.
>
> G.
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