The electronic text (E-text) format consists in converting a printed or scanned document into a digital file with added tags that can be easily read using a braille display device or screen reader.
This format is suitable for people with blindness, low vision, learning disabilities or motor problems.
When creating an electronic text, each page is accurately reproduced in terms of content and pagination, identical to the original document. Superfluous or redundant elements, such as underlines, unnecessary spaces and returns, and headers and footers are omitted. Tables, pictures, and figures can be reproduced, described or omitted, depending on their relevance. Any errors that appear in the original are retained in the electronic version. A title page is found at the beginning of every document.