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Playwrights Canada Press is now a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) publisher

By Playwrights Canada Press Date: November 26, 2021 Tags: News

Playwrights Canada Press is excited to share that we have achieved Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible designation through eBOUND Canada’s Accessible Certification Program—a guarantee that our ebooks are more accessible to be read by ereading software.  

Benetech, a non-profit that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to publishers who produce EPUBs that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences.

Benetech’s GCA publisher certification program is the first ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify ebook accessibility. All approved publishers have demonstrated success consistently producing files in accordance with Benetech’s GCA certification standard, meeting the EPUB Accessibility 1.0 Conformance and Discovery specification and exceeding a publishing standard level of WCAG 2.0 AA. Benetech recognizes these publishers as creators of fully accessible EPUBs. eBOUND Canada, a GCA international partner, completed the evaluation.

The Press endeavours to make our ebooks accessible to all readers. With this new certification we can be sure that the processes we have in place for creating new ebooks will meet this high standard. In the last year, we also completed a project to upgrade and digitize a greater portion of our backlist—you can see the first batch here and the second here. We are committed to improving the accessibility of our books and recognize that this is an ongoing effort.

To learn more about Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible Program visit:

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