So, you written your ebook, and you are ready to publish your book on Draft2Digital. But you are still wondering what you should write in your ebook, and target it to your desired audience. Deciding what to publish on Draft2Digital is the next step. Some people started their publishing business as they write new books. But some authors don’t understand what they can publish to Draft2Digital, and distribute it to vendors.
Recently, I contacted Draft2Digital via a phone,–explaining accessibility issues, but as I further explain, I experienced a timeout as I give more details to a problem. That’s when I decided to let other blind users who wanted to publish books know about a problem when using Draft2Digital. But using different browsers to find a suitable way to work around this problem is one common troubleshooting method for screen-reader users.
Recently; I was waiting for Draft2Digital to implement more accessible controls that are easy to use. However; the vendor selector has been changed so far, and the publishing wizard has been changed, and the edit boxes are accessible. But the “Rights Confirmation” section is NOT accessible for the blind. This section is really important for the blind person to operate because, if the section is NOT accessible… bad things will occur. Since I don’t have any screenshots to show you what’s exactly happening.
I experimented on a screen-reader on my Android phone, TalkBack. I logged into my Draft2Digital account to navigate around the interface, such as “Advanced Settings” and varify if these controls are accessible. But I discovered something that is NOT right! Like Chromevox, this screen-reader can’t locate checkboxes because, these elements on Draft2Digital’s website itself isn’t designed to be screen-reader accessible.
Many Draft2Digital users publish content everyday. But newly signed up users has a question that isn’t found on Draft2Digital’s FAQ page on their site.