[Athen] Pearson online Lab's

Ozi, Selim sozi1 at mscd.edu
Wed Sep 29 13:44:25 PDT 2010

Hi All,

1- I would like to get some insight and need your help documenting accessibility issues with Pearson.
My School uses heavily Pearson products such as my language labs, my math labs, Course Compass etc..
Typically student buys the book and gets the CD and faculty provides username and passwords for the students to login to Pearson online labs.

We Convert the book into accessible format (structured word-daisy) and give it to the students who are using screen reader (jaws 11)
I consider myself a quite advance sighted Jaws user and test these online labs with various students who are blind and using screen readers.
There are too much to list here that we find not accessible and end up accommodating student with reader to do work on the lab.

1- Has anyone had the any experience in their school with Pearson?

2- What is your policy in your school working with publisher's inaccessible course contents?

3- What is your policy if course syllabus stating to use my Spanish lab and faculty makes an exception so a student is blind and don't use the interactive Spanish lab?

But follow the course from book (all fun staff and practices, quizzes are at my Spanish lab)

4- Are there any Colleges/universities out there Pearson is not allowed to sell their products or had to modify its services etc..

Your help greatly appreciated.


Selim Özi.
Access Center ,
Disability Accommodations And Adaptive Technology for
Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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