The first Editors Draft of EPUB Accessibility 1.0 has been published at http://www.idpf.org/epub/a11y/
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the third Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. This draft is feature complete, and all open issues in the tracker have been addressed. The Working Group is looking to publish the first formal Public Draft of the EPUB 3.1 specification by early September, and meanwhile encourages any community feedback on the work to date.
Bluefire Productions, founded in 2001 by current CEO Micah Bowers, has released a new, free ereader app on the iTunes App Store: Cloudshelf Reader. The app has been built on top of the Readium SDK Open Source project that Bluefire has been deeply involved with since its inception. Cloudshelf includes ereader apps and a cloud based distribution platform for private libraries and subscription services to offer their constituent groups.
The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. This document serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities. It offers an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers for adopting best practices.
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the second Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. The previous Editors Draft, published in January, included some potentially controversial changes, in effect as 'trial balloons". Based on community feedback, some of these proposed changes have now been modified or redacted.
EPUBZone are very excited to report the announcement that Google Doc Files can now be exported as EPUB Publications. This is important news for the EPUB ecosystem and for the overall accessibility of documents and learning resources.
Taken from the announcement on http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.uk