＜Table of Contents＞
Chapter 1: The Visually Impaired and E-Book Accessibility
Chapter 2: Reading for the Visually Impaired and E-Books
Chapter 3: The Arrival of E-Books and Latest Developments
Chapter 4: The Visually Impaired and Reading From the Copyrights Perspective
Chapter 5: Library Services for the Disabled and E-Books
Chapter 6: Initiatives for a Co-op Self-scanning E-Book Library
Chapter 7: Internet Accessibility and E-Books
Chapter 8: The Current State and Future of Audio E-Books
Chapter 9: The Spread of Accessible E-Books—Problems and Prospects
The diffusion of e-books is remarkable. However, limited research has focused on accessibility functions, such as reading aloud and text magnification. The Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities became effective in April 2016. This law enables the disabled to seek the elimination of societal barriers. Paper books are a societal barrier for the visually impaired and others. An important method of eliminating that barrier is digitizing books.
This is the first book in the country to comprehensively research the accessibility of e-books. This book considers the needs of the “visually impaired,” aged individuals who have trouble reading paper books due to far-sighted, and reading aloud for train commuters; moreover, this book will provide an accurate account regarding the current state of e-book accessibility and its future prospects.
Vice President of and Professor at Toyo University. PhD in Economics. Special Chairman of Accessibility for the Association for E-publishing Business Solution