Through 'Read How You Want' ECPA member publishers can bring
their books to a whole new market at no additional cost.
Read How You Want
(RHYW) provides an efficient means of converting texts into many
accessible formats from the existing print-ready PDF version of any
book. Formats include:
- DAISY (a digital format with synchronized text and speech)
- Commercial Braille
(suitable for printing & refreshable Braille displays)
- EasyRead Large print editions (7 formats optimized for greater readability for the visually impaired)
- Kindle and other e-book formats
The RHYW Standard Publishing Agreement includes free
conversion* of your titles from PDF to the accessible formats with a
50/50 net revenue share.
* for publishers who
want to maintain control over their e-book distribution, RHYW provides
special partner rates for conversion into all popular e-book formats
RHYW will convert any book from PDF to the accessible formats at no
charge* with an agreement to market and sell those formats for the
publisher. (*excluding e-book formats)
The ECPA/RHYW publisher partnership program also provides internet
marketing services, sales channel support, distribution through both
Amazon.com and the RHYW website - ReadHowYouWant.com/Christian-
a Publisher specific Accessible Formats web-page and international
distribution through Amazon’s UK and European sites and RHYW’s
Australia,New Zealand web-site. This unique partnership allows ECPA
publishers to make their titles available to a broad spectrum of readers
including those with physical disabilities.
To sign up or for more information, contact Mark Kuyper.
of people are not able to read their favorite books due to limited
eyesight, medical conditions or learning disabilities.
As the population ages, more and more people will be unable to read the text of the average book.
According to the University of Washington Ophthalmology Department:
- 100 million Americans are visually disabled without corrective lenses
- 80 million people suffer from a potentially blinding eye disease
- More than 11 million people have severe visual conditions not correctible by glasses
- 1.1 million people are legally blind (have corrected vision in their better eye of 20/200 or worse)
- 100,000 people have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of
progressive inherited diseases that cause deterioration of the retina