Aptara, a digital publishing solution developer, is helping VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Company, make publishers' content accessible to readers with disabilities. By providing content development and conversion services that include tagging specifically for Section 508 of the Federal accessibility guidelines, Aptara's publishing customers will be able to take advantage of VitalSource's Bookshelf e-textbook platform.
The new platform includes accessibility features that enable the downloading and viewing of content online or on mobile devices. Beginning immediately, Aptara's services will include special Mathematics and "alt tag" additions that take advantage of VitalSource's new accessibility capabilities. Aptara will output products directly into the VitalBook (.vbk) format, with accessibility tagging now built-in.