[CHENNAI, INDIA] – S4Carlisle Publishing Services announced today that it has received accreditation as a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) vendor. Benetech, a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to those companies 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 vendor certification program is the first ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify ebook accessibility. All approved EPUB conversion vendors 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 2.10 AA. Benetech recommends these vendors as experts in producing fully accessible EPUBs.
At S4Carlisle, our goal is to provide a consistent, fully-accessible document that conveys relevant information, and is accurately tagged for the end user. We have years of experience helping publishers meet the rigorous standards and requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 A & AA, Structure Guidelines for DAISY 3, Epub3 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines, Section 508, and all other regulations promulgated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (ADAAA).
“S4Carlisle is a company that firmly believes that there should be no barriers to learning and gaining knowledge. Over the last several years, we’ve been working with publishers and content owners, helping them overcome the cost and complexity of creating accessible content. This prestigious accreditation from Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible (GCA) Program is a true testament to our capabilities and compliance in the accessibility domain,” said Kris Srinaath, Co-Founder and CEO at S4Carlisle.
“All digital content can - and should - be born accessible,” said Brad Turner, Vice President and General Manager of Global Education and Literacy at Benetech. “As a recipient of the first and only global third-party accessibility certification, S4Carlisle can be trusted by publishers and content creators to ensure that their content is fully accessible.”
For over two decades, S4Carlisle has been delivering leading-edge publishing & technology services, from content creation to production & distribution, in an efficient & cost effective manner. We combine publishing expertise, technology experience, and customer analytics insights to create customized tech solutions to deliver value to our global publishing partners. Visit: https://www.s4carlisle.com
Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good. Our work transforms how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. We’re constantly pursuing the next big social impact. Visit: www.benetech.org