Accessibility Information

At Pearson, we value every learner

Accessibility and achievement go hand in hand. We need to eliminate any barriers that hinder a student's opportunity to learn or opportunity to demonstrate that learning.

We are committed to access for persons with disabilities as part of the fabric of our learning materials, our development processes, our innovation efforts, and our employee culture. We are also committed to providing clear and straightforward statements on the accessibility of our products, so that our customers can plan appropriately. 

Our commitment is embodied in specific policies and services

Alternate Text Files are available for qualified students and instructors upon request and at no added cost, provided the student has purchased a copy of the print textbook. Files may be ordered directly from Pearson or via AccessText Network, a clearinghouse for files from all major higher education publishers.

If you have a student who has a verified disability that prevents him or her from using standard instructional materials, please have your school's Disabilities Service Coordinator or other school official fill out this request form and agreement for the electronic file the student requires.

Accessible eBooks: Many of our leading textbooks are now offered as HTML eBooks for students using assistive technology to access course materials. Compatible with JAWS and other Windows screen readers, HTML eBooks are national texts published in HTML and, when appropriate, MathML to offer students:

  • complete core content, including text and images, in single column presentation.
  • alternative text descriptions for all important figures and photos.
  • enhanced navigation support, including interactive table of contents, go-to-page functionality, and keyboard access.

HTML eBooks are provided on the corresponding MyLab site so that all students can access needed texts at the same place, at the same time, and at the same price. Students who will be using a Mathematics, Economics, or other quantitative title with a Windows screen reader need only to download the free Design Science MathPlayer.

To learn more about HTML eBooks, contact your Pearson representative or email disability.support@pearson.com.

Pearson 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 2.0 (WCAG 2) as well as the work of United States Access Board and the Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) on their Section 508 Refresh Drafts.

To help our developers to follow these standards most effectively for educational content, we've created the Pearson Guidelines for Accessible Educational Web Media. These guidelines form the basis of our accessibility policies and efforts.

Our goal

Pearson continues to make steady progress in developing our learning platforms, rich media assets, and indeed all content as accessible as possible to all of our customers. We regularly review our existing platforms and content to improve accessibility with each release. Please check this space for regular updates.

Please send any questions to disability.support@pearson.com.