The accessible e-text version of a book needs to include the original ebook's images. To preserve the original image quality, we need to first extract the images from the EPUB and then insert them into the Word document.
First, we need to unzip the EPUB file to get at the images. We can easily do this using free open-source software such as eCanCrusher, which works on both PC and Mac.
OEBPSfolder (this is where all the EPUB content lives)
Picture from file)
Alternatively, if you prefer to use command line, you can use Terminal (on Mac) to extract images from an EPUB:
New Terminal at Folder
New Terminal at Folder. You may need to change your Mac settings to create this shortcut.
unzip abc.epub *.jpg *.jpeg *.png *.gif
where abc.epub is the name of the epub file (check that there are no spaces in the filename)