ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) has been live on Fulcrum for over a month now and could not be happier, but we are always working on improvements. The most recent updates on Fulcrum are not merely aesthetic, nor are they static—flexibility for the future of digital publishing in the humanities factored heavily in HEB’s decision to move to Fulcrum.
Below are a few accessibility updates now live or coming soon to Fulcrum, be sure to follow the Fulcrum blog here.
Provided by Emma DiPasquale, Fulcrum Community Manager. For the full post, click here.
- Improved screen reader compatibility
- Text zoom features in e-reader
- Implementation of Able Player, an accessible multimedia player for captions, audio descriptions, and transcripts
- Image descriptions through alt-text attributes encoded in our EPUB 3 files
- Zoom controls on images
- Keyboard navigation shortcuts in the Fulcrum E-Reader
- Compatibility with major accessibility browser extensions and operating system settings including text-to-speech, zoom, and contrast
The Fulcrum team continues to create inclusive services and content for all readers, and is constantly working to make the platform and its content as accessible and usable as possible. We’re particularly excited about our upcoming collaboration with the Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ), supported by a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant through the spring of 2020, which will help us to push accessible publishing forward even further.
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