Learning Experiences All Students Can Share

We’re working to make learning more accessible to everyone—because learning becomes a richer experience when every student participates.

Quality Learning Starts with Inclusivity

At Cengage, our goal is to deliver quality learning experiences to all learners.

Inclusivity is one of our core learning design principles. If a learning experience can’t be accessed by all learners, it doesn’t live up to our standard of quality learning.

Accessibility at Cengage

To us, accessibility means more than enabling every learner to use a product—it means being able to use that product in a way that delivers a meaningful learning experience and result.

Here’s a look at a few of the ways we’re working to make Cengage learning experiences accessible:

  • Meeting internationally recognized standards for accessibility: We’re taking active steps to make sure our products adhere to WCAG 2.1 AA/Section 508
  • Designing with inclusivity in mind: We’ve trained our teams to develop products with accessibility in mind by always considering the diversity of the learners we serve
  • Going beyond accessibility audits and VPATs: We engage partners to continually review and evaluate the accessibility of our products
  • Continued transparency: When it comes to accessibility, we’re transparent about where we’re at, what’s ahead of us and where we ultimately aspire to be

Here's How We Do It

  • We invested nearly $1 million in making our 2018-2019 products more accessible
  • We’ve built a culture that strives for inclusive learning design—incorporating native assistive technology users as part of our quality assurance process
  • Our relationship with Perkins Access—a division of Perkins School for the Blind—provides us with ongoing accessibility feedback for key platforms like MindTap, Cengage Unlimited, WebAssign and SAM
  • We’ve made the Cengage Accessibility Roadmap open to the public and we’re inviting you to hold us accountable for our progress

Let Us Know How We Can Help You Make Learning More Accessible

We’re not only working to make the newest Cengage products accessible to everyone—we’re working with you to help make our legacy offerings meet your needs.

Do you have a learner who is not able to access their course material? We have a team to support you.

Resources

We have partnerships with Access Text Network and NiMac to quickly provide alternative formats of our textbooks. If they are not available through our partners, we’ll provide them directly.

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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NIMAC

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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Contact Us

Accessibility Requests, Questions, Comments or Suggestions

To request accessibility documentation, alternate formats or to notify us of accessibility barriers identified in our products, complete the Cengage Online Request Form:

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If you have a general question about accessibility or a comment or suggestion related to accessibility, send an email to the Cengage Accessibility team:

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See our Alternate Format Requests page for additional information about requesting alternate formats for students and instructors with disabilities: 

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Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs)

Review and download existing platform Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs):

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Rights & Permissions

If you need to request rights and permissions to reuse Cengage copyrighted material that is unrelated to accessibility, visit the Cengage Rights and Permissions page:

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