Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) Certification

Benetech’s GCA certification is the first-ever third-party EPUB certification program to verify ebook accessibility. Our goal is to help publishers build “born accessible” content that meets the needs of all readers. The program accomplishes this by working with publishers to accredit workflows to ensure that content they produce is accessible from the start. Accredited publishers receive a license certifying accessibility of their content, eliminating the need for individual title VPATS or audits. With a trusted third-party validation of publisher content, everyone with a stake in providing accessible materials— procurement offices, textbook purchasing committees, students, professors, teachers, distributors, consumers, and retailers – can ensure all readers have access to the information they need to succeed.