Is my manuscript ‘inclusive’?

Is my manuscript ‘inclusive’? I was pretty proud of my picture book Spotty Dotty, released late in 2019, for two key reasons. One, it was my first independently published book, and two, because I was confident my ebook was inclusive.  After punching my e-pub file through the DAISY Consortium’s Ace desktop software1 to assess how well the file meets inclusivity standards, I received a report that detailed 37 catastrophic failures. Oh! That rather damning report and confidence knock did have a silver lining. The majority of failures would never have resulted had I made a few considerations for the final Continue Reading →