- General Information
- Finding Accessible Assignments (for instructors)
- Allowing for Additional Time and Attempts on Assignments (for instructors)
- Using Screen Readers and Keyboard Navigation
- Tips for Those with Visual Impairments
- Accessible eTextbooks
- Closed Captions
- Accessibility Documentation & Audits (for campus staff)
- For Additional Information
WCAG 2.0 AA standards form the basis of the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines for product development. We regularly review our existing platforms and content to improve accessibility.
The following information provides tips and answers to frequently asked questions for those using the MyLab product referenced above.
For information on other MyLab and Pearson products, please see the support page for those products or contact Pearson Disability Support.
Finding Accessible Assignments (for instructors)
Screen-reader accessible questions in the MyLabs referenced above have an accessible question icon () next to them and include the alternative text description "Question is screen reader–accessible.”
Allowing for Additional Time and Attempts on Assignments (for instructors)
You can personalize both the time limit and the number of attempts specific students receive for MyLab activities. Please contact Pearson Disability Support for more information.
Using Screen Readers and Keyboard Navigation
MyLab site pages, including all student pages, such as the Calendar, Homework and Tests, Results, Announcements, and Study Plan, are screen reader and keyboard accessible. Keyboard shortcuts are provided in the online help.
Those using screen readers and/or keyboard navigation must turn on MyLab’s Accessibility mode.
Recommended Screen Reader Configurations
|Screen Reader||Operating System||Browser|
|Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10||
Firefox 45+, IE11, Edge
|Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10||Firefox 45+|
Tips for Those with Visual ImpairmentsScreen Resolution
You may find that lowering your screen resolution help you see text and images more easily. As a start, try a resolution of 800 x 600 (in Windows) and see how that works for you. Learn more about how to change your screen resolution.Browser Zoom
While you are working, you may want to magnify certain areas of the site. Use the zoom-in hotkeys available in most browsers.Screen Magnifiers
Users who have low-vision and need to magnify the page may find that using magnification programs works better for them as there are more options for magnification strength and other display settings including color and contrast.Specifying Color and Contrast Settings
Some users need a higher or a different color scheme or color contrast to see content on pages. For example, you may find it easier to see light text on a dark background, dark text on a light background, or in grayscale.
Some courses for the MyLab referenced above offer accessible eTextbook alternatives. Please contact Pearson Disability Support with the author, title, edition and ISBN of your product for more details.
Videos in the MyLab referenced above include closed captions in courses with a copyright of 2018 or later. Please contact Pearson Disability Support with the author, title, edition and ISBN of your product for more details about courses with earlier copyrights.
To turn on closed captions, click on the “CC” button toward the lower right of the video. If you don’t see the “CC” button, place your mouse toward the bottom of the video frame until the video controls appear.
Please contact Pearson Disability Support if you need additional help with closed captions.
Accessibility Documentation & Audits (for campus staff)
We provide up-to-date, clear and straightforward statements on the accessibility of our products. VPATs and Accessibility Conformance, Compliance and Remediation Forms (ACC&R) are available for many products upon request. Please contact Pearson Disability Support for more information.
If you are a campus accessibility professional 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,
- 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 alignment to accessibility standards. Contact Pearson Disability Support to get started.