[Athen] VitalSource Bookshelf

kerscher at montana.com kerscher at montana.com
Wed May 19 18:38:37 PDT 2021


VitalSource has indeed changed over the past years. There is no requirement to use a different website for accessibility.

It is evaluated at epubtest.org and the summary is reported at the Roundup of reading systems at:


The online version is very accessible and they have new Jaws scripts supporting the Windows App.

They are also reporting accessibility metadata before one purchases or a professor selects a title for their course. We want to see the accessibility metadata in a user friendly presentation available everywhere, and VitalSource is doing this now. Hope others to follow their lead.



From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Lucy GRECO
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:50 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] VitalSource Bookshelf


could someone let me know if VitalSource Bookshelf has changed in the past year or two? Do they still require disabled students to use the accessible version of the platform and only provide the accessible version on that separate portal. also if any of you have any information about access over all i would appreciate it lucy

Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
Follow me on twitter @accessaces

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