What's New

November 18, 2022 — Experimental support for WCAG 2.2

SMART now supports evaluating EPUB publications against the WCAG 2.2 Candidate Recommendation. Evaluators are advised to only use this option for experimentation at this time, however. WCAG 2.2 may change again before becoming a final recommendation.

October 26, 2022 — Unlimited access

We have removed the restriction on creating reports for non- Inclusive Publishing Partner members. SMART is now available without restriction to everyone.

Existing accounts that were restricted to two reports a month have been migrated to unlimited access. It is not necessary to create a new account.

The login page has also been updated to better introduce the tool to users.

August 15, 2022 — Updated EPUB Accessibility 1.1 support

The EPUB Accessibility 1.1 specification made a couple of significant changes during the Candidate Recommendation phase. The conformance statement made in the dcterms:conformsTo property now uses a more human-readable pattern. The accessibilitySummary property was also changed from required to recommended to include.

The SMART tool now incorporates these changes in the experimental support for the standard.

August 15, 2022 — Ace support updated

The SMART tool now handles errors from the aXe 4.4 rule set reported by Ace.

July 11, 2022 — Support for EPUB Accessibility 1.1

Ace SMART now includes support for evaluating EPUB publications against the new Accessibility 1.1 specification!

On the Conformance tab, you can now select the 1.1 specification from the options at the top to begin an evaluation. Selecting this version will also allow you to change the WCAG conformance field to 2.1. SMART has also been updated to output the new conformance strings for Accessibility 1.1 specification.

This feature is still considered experimental as the specification is not yet a W3C Recommendation (i.e., it is still possible that it will change).

July 11, 2022 — New statistics box

The Conformance tab now includes a statistic box that reports how many success criteria have passed, failed, are not applicable, and have not yet been checked. This box remains fixed as the page scrolls.

July 11, 2022 — New ONIX values

The Distribution tab now includes support for ONIX Code List 196 values 25 through 29 and 93.