Accessibility and Usability in Cengage Educational Materials

Cengage is committed to making its educational materials accessible to users of all abilities. Through a dedicated company-wide task force, the assistance of outside experts and consultants, and feedback from users, Cengage continuously seeks to identify and evaluate opportunities for improving the usability and accessibility of our products and services.

Services and Compliance

AccessText Network

Cengage provides PDF or DOC files on demand, at no charge, to DSS offices upon request for qualified students with visual or hearing impairment.

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Get additional help with Cengage PDF or DOC files on demand for qualified students with visual or hearing impairment.

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Cengage is in compliance with the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) requirements for K–12 textbooks and related supplemental material.

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Accessibility Statement

Cengage has adopted inclusivity as one of its four quality learning design principles. We aspire to meet the needs of  all  learners, in addition to instructors. Efforts are being made to refresh content to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA and to integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and the WCAG 2.0 AA into newly designed and developed educational experiences. We are embracing accessibility as a core component of UDL.

Should you experience a barrier to successful engagement with our educational experiences or would like to provide feedback, please contact the  Cengage Accessibility Team  ( ) and we will do everything that we can to provide an expedient and satisfactory resolution to meet the learner’s needs.

Differently-Abled Students Love Cengage

“This is the most accessible textbook I have ever been able to read!” – MindTap User

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT)

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4LTR Press (PDF, 280 KB)                    
Aplia (PDF, 362 KB)
CengageBrain (PDF, 311 KB)
CengageNOWv2 (PDF, 311 KB)
Cengage Unlimited  (PDF, 451 KB)
CourseMate (PDF, 187 KB)                    
Ed2go Career Training Programs (PDF, 40 KB)
Gale Artemis Primary Sources (PDF, 340 KB)
Gale In Context Products (PDF, 348 KB)
Gale InfoTrac Collections (PDF, 259 KB)
Gale Literary Sources (PDF, 342 KB)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (PDF, 256 KB)
iLRN Quia You Book 2016
Learning Objects, Learner Experience (PDF, 198KB)
MindTap (PDF 308 KB)
MindTap App, Diet and Wellness Plus, v1 (PDF 127 KB)
MindTap Math Foundations (PDF, 363 KB)
OWLv2  - Accessibility Statement (PDF, 283 KB)
SAM 2013 (PDF, 382 KB)                
SAM 2016 (PDF, 300 KB)                
WebAssign (PDF, 169 KB)    

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rights & Permissions

Contact the Copyright Clearance Center to request rights and permissions to reuse Cengage copyrighted material. You can also request from us directly if the title you are seeking does not appear on the Copyright Clearance Center.  

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Alternate Format & Accessibility Questions

Ask questions, make comments or suggestions on accessibility support for students with disabilities. 

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Product Support

Cengage Support connects you to information on product purchases and refunds, product registration, passwords and access codes, general product support and much more.

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Gale Electronic Products

Gale strives continually to make its products universally accessible and user-friendly and to bring its user experience into full alignment with Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA success criteria.  

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An Ongoing Commitment to Accessibility

Cengage is committed to increasing accessibility via a full spectrum of usable tools, features and choices that are accessible for users of all abilities. All new Cengage products and services are designed with accessibility in mind. We also conduct ongoing evaluations of existing products and services to implement enhancements as feasible. As we continue to enhance our solutions, we will update this information.