Accessibility of Superbooks ♿


Reading a book on your desktop? We recommend reading books on a tablet like on the iPad but here are some keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate through the book on your desktop:

1. Press arrow keys (←/→) to move forward or go backward. 

The back button on your browser window will take you to the last page you were on. So if you press back arrow key on the keyboard and then click on back button, the book will step forward. Bubblin will keep track of your reading direction and stepping history and sync it with your browser’s history. It’s super easy to retrace the path you came from!

2. You can also press Spacebar to go forward, i.e. step into the next page of the book.

Jumping to the last page or the first page is very easy.

3. Press combination ⌘ + ← or ⌘ + → to go to the beginning or the end of the book. 

On Windows, use the Control key instead of the (Command) key of Mac.

That’s it. Reading Superbooks on desktops is that easy!

There are many other useful shortcuts especially if you’re into book writing and wish to publish a Superbook yourself. We recommend to go through Bubblin’s official documentation to get the full picture.

If you have suggestions or wish to discuss other type of accessibility features that may be necessary for you or someone that you know, please drop by on our forum at reddit. In general, we consider all ideas and feedback per following basic rule:

Priority of Consitutuents:

In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity. In other words costs or difficulties to the user should be given more weight than costs to authors; which in turn should be given more weight than costs to implementors; which should be given more weight than costs to authors of the spec itself, which should be given more weight than those proposing changes for theoretical reasons alone. Of course, it is preferred to make things better for multiple constituencies at once.


I’m Sonica Arora, CTO of Bubblin Superbooks and you can follow me on Twitter.

P.S.: It’s likely that you’re reading this on your desktop but did you know that Bubblin is tablet-first?