Pearson’s eTextbooks are thoughtfully designed to prioritize accessibility. These accessibility features encompass a defined heading structure, alternative text for non-decorative images, keyboard-only navigation, and optimal color contrast for text to ensure readability.
For the most accessible experience, be sure you are using the latest edition of our eTextbooks.
Channels is a video platform to help you do homework and prep for exams. From an open page in your eTextbook, select Channels (video icon) in the navigation menu.
Pearson is working to make Channels more accessible. Most videos contain closed captions and transcripts. To turn these features on, select Settings (gear icon) in the lower, right corner of the video player and select either Subtitles & CC or Transcript. Videos do not have audio descriptions.
Some videos contain PDF worksheets that can be downloaded for your reference. Most PDFs are untagged, inaccessible documents.
Pearson designs and develops all digital content to be screen reader friendly by using proper HTML markup, providing alternative text for meaningful images and graphics, ensuring that all interactive elements (buttons, links, forms) can be easily accessed and operated using only a keyboard, maintaining a consistent and predictable layout, and using a clear and organized heading structure. We use JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver to test.
In most eTextbooks, you can adjust color, text size, fonts, and other display settings on the Display settings screen in the app.
Color mode – Select Light, Sepia, or Dark
Text size – Drag the slider to increase or decrease text size
Font options – Select from 5 screen-friendly fonts
Character case – Choose upper and lower case or all caps
Line spacing – Choose no spacing between lines, moderate spacing or more open spacing
Display settings cannot be adjusted in the app for some eTextbooks, such as those in PDF.
When you’re reading an eTextbook on your browser, select Display setting (display settings icon) from the navigation menu to adjust font size, color contrast or show/hide highlights. The color contrast option is not available for PDF eTextbooks.