At Pearson, we support every learner.
Pearson’s defining goal — to help people make progress in their lives through learning — can only be fulfilled when our educational materials are accessible to all users.
Accessibility and achievement go hand in hand. We are committed to enabling access for people with disabilities as part of the fabric of our learning materials, development processes, innovation efforts, and employee culture. Our goal is to ensure that all students can learn from our products and demonstrate that learning. We also provide up-to-date, clear and straightforward statements on the accessibility of our products.
Partnering for accessibility audits and tests
If you are auditing a Pearson product, let us help you run a valid test the first time around by ensuring you
- have the most current version of the product available,
- are using the recommended browser and operating system combination, and
- have student access for the product you are testing.
We recommend using a combination of automated and manual testing, as well as assistive technology, when you review a product for accessibility compliance.
Contact Pearson Disability Support to get started.
MyLab and Mastering accessibility status
Pearson continues to make steady progress in developing our learning platforms, rich media assets, and other content to be as accessible as possible to all of our customers. WCAG 2.0 AA standards form the basis of the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines for product development, and we regularly review our existing platforms and content to improve accessibility with each release.
The following is an overview of the accessibility status for Mastering and many MyLab products — including those for math, statistics, business, and economics courses. Please contact Pearson Disability Support to ask about other MyLab products.
For most features, MyLab and Mastering interfaces work with common screen magnifiers and are contrast-optimized for vision-impaired access.
Screen readers and keyboard navigation
Students can access MyLab and Mastering assignments, complete those assignments, and check their scores using screen readers and keyboard navigation.
It's easy to find accessible assignments using the robust question libraries in Mastering products and in the MyLab products referenced above.
- For MyLab: In the MyLab products referenced above, screen reader–accessible exercises have an accessible question icon ( ) next to them and include the alternative text description "Question is screen reader–accessible.”
- For Mastering: Please visit the help page to learn about accessible Mastering assignments.
Users with the appropriate braille translation software/embosser can print MyLab and Mastering assignments to create braille documents.
Many Mastering and MyLab products referenced above come with accessible eTextbooks for those titles with a copyright of 2017 or later. Please contact your local rep or Pearson Disability Support for details on the specific product you are using.
Rich media and PowerPoint® slides
Using assistive technology with MyLab and Mastering
For tips on using assistive technologies with the MyLab products referenced above:
- Visit the MyLab webpages.
- Search for the product via “Browse by Discipline.”
- On the eductor product webpage, go to “Training & Support.” On the student product webpage, go to “Support.”
- Select “Accessibility Information.”
For Mastering and other MyLab products
For tips on using assistive technologies with Mastering and other MyLab products, please contact Pearson Disability Support.
VPATs and Other Accessibility Status Documents
VPATs and Accessibility Conformance and Remediation Forms (ACC&R) are available for Mastering and many MyLab products upon request.
For many products, we also have discipline-specific accessibility status documents written for instructors or anyone else looking for a general overview. These documents are organized by product feature and describe the accessibility status of each of those features. To request this information, please contact your local rep or Pearson Disability Support.
Please direct any questions to Pearson Disability Support.