Our Commitment to Accessibility
At zyBooks we believe that knowledge is for everyone. We are committed to the goal of providing an equal learning experience in our digital products and are actively investing in zyBooks to make it accessible for all.
What Makes zyBooks Accessible?
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. We measure accessibility according to the standards set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA and Section 508.
We’ve partnered with TetraLogical, a leader in accessibility consultancy, to evaluate and regularly audit our product’s accessibility. We follow the born-accessible principle for all new feature/functionality releases and include accessibility requirements in all development efforts—content, product functionality, UX, training, etc.
A full summary of our product’s overall level of compliance is detailed in our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Key support features include:
· Text, figures, and tables that conform to WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines
· Alternative text equivalents for images
· Animations that include captions for assistive technology users
· Buttons and text input fields that are appropriately labeled to identify their purpose
· ARIA landmark roles that are used for quick navigation between menus and main content
· Sections that can be quickly navigated by heading
· Math content is rendered via MathJax to make the content available to assistive technologies such as screen readers
To further assist students with disabilities, zyBooks also offers access to an Accessibility Mode toggle, that when enabled, results in:
· Increased color contrast of elements that convey meaning
· Replacement of drag-and-drop activities with multiple-choice questions
· Replacement of coding windows with plain text windows
Make a Request
zyBooks has a team of accessibility experts who are here to help you.
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
To request a copy of our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and accessibility roadmap, please email us at accessibility@zyBooks.com Improvements are made throughout the year, and audits are conducted on a yearly basis to reflect our commitment to accessibility. The VPAT and roadmap are updated after each audit.
Enhanced Accessibility Mode
To further assist students, zyBooks staff can turn on an Enhanced Accessibility Mode, that when enabled, provides enhanced captioning and alternate text for activities that cannot be accessed via the standard Accessibility Mode toggle. To enable the Enhanced Accessibility Mode, please email us at accessibility@zyBooks.com
Additional Questions and Requests
Should you require further help, questions can be directed to accessibility@zyBooks.com.
Wiley’s Commitment to Equality
At Wiley, our mission has always been to empower our customers to achieve success in both their educational and professional careers. That notion of customer empowerment is based on the guiding principle that learning must be accessible for all. Accessible products ensure that all learners and educators have equal access to information, learning tools, and functionality regardless of ability or situation.
Wiley is a founding member of the AccessText Network, and a member of the Association of American Publisher’s Critical Issues Task Force, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Each initiative aims to streamline the delivery of accessible content to learners with disabilities. Wiley also continues to invest in the future of accessible products through ongoing research, development, and training. By keeping pace with accessibility requirements, Wiley can continue to provide high-quality content for every type of learner.