For students using screen readers or looking for simple text-to-speech functionality, Pearson provides accessible digital textbooks for select titles. Students can instantly purchase and access these textbooks, which align with WCAG 2.0 AA standards, on their own.
These accessible eTextbooks include alternative text descriptions for images and figures, text that is readable with a screen reader or a refreshable braille display, and self-voicing text-to-speech. They can be used both online and offline, on both computers and mobile devices (iOs and Android).
Before requesting a file through this form, please check to see if the title your student needs is available as an accessible digital textbook. (If your student has already bought a print copy of a title in this program that they cannot return, please email Alternate.Textbooks@pearsoned.com and include the author, title, and ISBN of the book your student bought along with a copy of their receipt, and we'll provide your student with free access to the accessible digital textbook.)
For all other students with special needs who require electronic materials, the request must come from the Disability Services Office at the school; we verify the employment of each person submitting these requests.
Requests may only be submitted after the DSS Coordinator has verified the following:
- The student has a documented disability
- The student is enrolled in the course the Title is required for
- The Title being requested is adopted (required) by the instructor as part of the curriculum
- The student has purchased a print edition of the textbook or participates in a text rental program through the school