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Born Accessible eBooks

Benetech Global Certified Accessible™

Goose Lane Editions is a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ publisher! What does that mean? Well, starting with our fall catalogue, every eBook that we publish will meet the internationally recognized standard for accessibility. So, each and every digital publication will be equipped with the latest enhanced accessibility features: text-to-speech recognition, image descriptions, language tagging, and emphasis. As well, you can rest assured that our workflow for creating eBooks has been evaluated by Benetech testers and proven to generate accessible eBooks, and Benetech will continue to give us feedback as accessibility standards change, ensuring that more readers than ever can enjoy our extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Just look for the Benetech stamp of approval on the cover of forthcoming eBooks.

“Goose Lane has always been committed to working towards making our eBooks accessible. Working with Benetech testers has allowed us to implement the highest standards in eBook accessibility and ensure our eBooks are born accessible. Modern eBook technology allows screen readers to read and describe the entire book, from descriptions of images to correctly pronouncing foreign language text.”
— Alan Sheppard, Production Editor at Goose Lane Editions

CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) estimates that more than three million Canadians have a print disability, making it difficult, if not impossible, to read print. Thanks to the Benetech GCA certification, we can rest assured that we are doing our part to make reading accessible for millions of Canadians. Benetech is a non-profit company empowering communities with software for social good. It issues this accreditation to those publishers who produce ePubs that meet the full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences.

“All digital content can — and should — be born accessible. Readers can now select Goose Lane Editions’ Global Certified Accessible eBooks trusting that they are fully accessible.”
— Brad Turner, Benetech V.P. and General Manager of Global Education and Literacy Press

Check out our current Benetech GCA certified eBooks. There are more incoming this fall season!

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