Our guidelines for accessible educational web media
We gratefully acknowledge and endorse the work of the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web consortium on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, as well as the work of United States Access Board and the Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) on their Section 508 Refresh Drafts.
We strive to provide equal access for all students. To achieve this goal, we’ve created the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines for eLearning. These guidelines provide developers standards for creating the most effective educational content.
Our involvement in the accessibility community
Pearson works closely with key members of the disability and advocacy community who are committed to accessible instructional materials. We work with organizations such as W3C, the DIAGRAM Center, Book Industry Study Group, the Center for Accessible Materials Innovation, and the EDUPUB Alliance (EPUB for Education). Pearson is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Book Industry Study Group to promote the launch of Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing.
Pearson staff contribute time, expertise, and creativity to moving accessibility forward. We conduct user studies and a variety of research and usability studies on important topics, such as assistive technology use, and on product prototypes. We collaborate with advocacy groups, such as the National Federation of the Blind, and share advances and insights through conference presentations.