Simon & Schuster US Becomes First US Trade Publisher to Receive Global Certified Accessible Designation from Benetech
Simon & Schuster has made significant progress in the realm of accessibility, offering ebooks with more user-friendly and accessible options for readers with disabilities and general reading impairments. This includes everything from ensuring that a reader with a text-to-speech device can logically navigate and understand our digital content to broader enhancements like real page number mapping and improved color contrast. Simon & Schuster has partnered with a leading non-profit in the field of accessibility advocacy and education, to evaluate and independently certify that our ebooks are meeting the W3C level AA accessible specifications. Since 2019 all our ebooks have been produced with an eye toward accessible access. Our list of certified AA accessible ebooks is growing rapidly and includes everything from classics like THE GREAT GATSBY to many of our latest releases.