Our committment to digital learning access
zyBooks is committed to providing an equal learning experience to all students by adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA). A zyBook provides standard text and figures but also combines the power of interactive tools, responsive questions, and animations to provide students with a rich learning experience. The majority of zyBooks content is accessible and adheres to WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. Students can also enable an accessibility mode which increases color contrast, makes coding windows easier to use with assistive technology (AT) such as screen readers, and replaces definition match activities with an accessible and equivalent alternative.
A small percentage of tools and activities may still prove difficult for students to complete depending on the assistive technology being used. We encourage students to contact accessibility@zyBooks.com for additional assistance if required.
Evaluations, questions, & feedback
If you’re an instructor or accessibility specialist, contact us at accessibility@zyBooks.com and we’ll provide an accessible version of the evaluation zyBook to try out. We’re always working to improve our ability to deliver accessible learning materials and we’d love to hear from you about your experiences or to answer any questions. We are also committed to providing additional support to instructors and students throughout the course term in any way we can to help all students be successful with zyBooks.
You can view a copy of our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) here.
zyBooks authors math content in the commonly accepted LaTex format and uses the MathJax library to render math equations and make the content available to AT such as screen readers. Please note that not all operating system, browser, screen reader combinations are supported at this time. For details, see the support matrix hosted by Mathjax.
Programming activities and zyLabs
When students opt for the accessible view of a zyBook, all coding windows use a plain text input for code entry which is easily navigable by keyboard and read by AT such as screenreaders. Instructors also have the option of setting zyLabs to let students upload files. Students can then work in the IDE of their choice and submit files for grading when ready.