Accessibility Statement

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The American Booksellers Association is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

The American Booksellers Association takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of BookWeb:

  • Including accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Providing continual accessibility training for our staff.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. BookWeb is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of BookWeb. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on BookWeb:

We try to respond to feedback within .

Technical specifications

Accessibility of BookWeb relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of BookWeb, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for BookWeb:

  1. Some videos: Some videos may not have captioning because the captions are not complete or the video display software on some videos does not accommodate captioning. The captions are being created and the video display software is being updated by the vendor. Caption files will be made available as separate text files when available.

Assessment approach

The American Booksellers Association assessed the accessibility of BookWeb by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

This statement was created on 04/11/2019 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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