We are committed to ensuring all our products and websites are accessible to as wide an audience as possible and are continually improving the accessibility of our eBook, journal, digital platform, and website offerings.

Taylor & Francis has done a lot of work to improve our accessibility offerings and we are committed to doing more. Some highlighted achievements include

Launched an alt text program with our authors, to ensure newly published content contains image descriptions. Introduced ReadSpeaker to enable text to speech on our Journals platform, Taylor and Francis Online. Improved our ePub3 specifications and introduced some accessibility metadata into our eBook workflows. Published our CorporateAccessibility Statement, which recently received a Silver ASPIRE score.

Working with the Accessible Community

Taylor and francis works closely with 3 accessibiity partners, including BookShare A Benetech Initiative, The Royal National Institute of Blind People and the AccessText Network. Joined BookShare in 2010. We have distributed 131,000 titles to BookShare. From January 2020 to March 2021, users have downloaded 31,481 titles a total of 58,310 times. Joined in 2013 Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK) (when it was originally known as Load2Learn) We have distributed 145,424 titles to RNIB and are working to ensure these are available to all customers. From January 2020 to March 2021, users have downloaded 9,175 titles a total of 12,759 times. Joined AccessText Network in January 2021. We’ve distributed 67,000 titles so far, with more being delivered and made available every day. We have fulfilled 295 requests on the site so far. accesstext.org rnib.org.uk bookshare.org bookshare.org rnib.org.uk accesstext.org

We are also very proud of our Academic VIP Requests inbox, which is an internal service that launched in 2009 and provides alternative formats for customers with visual or print disabilities. Since launch, the team have processed more than 26,000 requests, from both individuals and institutions globally.

[1] World Health Organization Report on Disability