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Accessibility

Our mission is to produce high-quality and free public domain ebooks, but none of that matters if people can’t read them. Consequently, we put a great deal of effort into making sure that our ebooks are as accessible as possible, for both the books’ content and the supporting metadata.

Our ebooks

Our ebooks are built using semantic XHTML. All images and other non-textual content have alternative text to describe their contents, and where appropriate longer descriptions in a list of illustrations. All our ebooks are, to the best of our knowledge, compliant with WCAG 2.2 level AA and EPUB Accessibility 1.1.

We use metadata to indicate the accessibility of our ebooks. Each title comes with an ONIX 3 declaration detailing its accessibility, and we also include Schema.org accessibility feature declarations in the package document.

Ebooks obtained from our website will never use any DRM technology so you’re free to amend or process them to better fit your own needs.

Our website

Our website is built using valid semantic XHTML. Non-decorative images have alternative text to describe their contents. The site has a dark mode if preferred, and if you’d like to override this you can do that from the settings page. To the best of our knowledge, the site is compliant with WCAG 2.2 level AA.

Support

If you find that anything isn’t working for you then please get in touch on our mailing list. We’ll be happy to help directly, and will also investigate if there are any improvements we can make to our processes and corpus to better support you and other readers.