Accessible for Everyone
Macmillan Learning and Skyfactor believe that all users should have equal access to the benefits of technology. We put accessibility at the forefront of our product development by training our product, design, engineering, and quality assurance teams on developing accessible products. Moreover, our solutions are routinely and independently audited to ensure accessibility compliance.
Accessibility at Macmillan Learning and Skyfactor is measured using guidelines set forth by 29 U.S.C. 794d (more commonly known as Section 508), as well as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (more commonly known as WCAG 2.0 AA).
The following are examples of how Skyfactor provides accessible solutions for those with disabilities.
Skyfactor Benchworks was last audited on June 14, 2018 against WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Updates include:
- Benchworks assessments color treatments meet the needs of color blind students and allows text to be easily resized for students with low vision.
- Proper labelling of content and form fields, as well as proper heading for use with screen readers.
For more details on how Skyfactor Benchworks meets the needs of all individuals, or to request a VPAT for a Skyfactor solution, please contact your Skyfactor representative listed below or email us at email@example.com.
Academic & Student Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic & Student Affairs: email@example.com
Macmillan Learning strives to create products that are usable by all learners and meet universally applied accessibility standards.
COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY
Macmillan Learning is committed to the goal of providing equal access to all products regardless of an individual’s age, ability, or situation and embraces the opportunity to develop services and information technologies that are accessible and usable by all individuals. Accessibility at Macmillan Learning is about extending the power of education to all users. In addition to addressing product compatibility with assistive technologies such as screen reader software, alternative keyboard devices, and voice recognition products, we are working to ensure that the content and platforms we provide are fully accessible.
By partnering with the best and the brightest authors in their respective fields, Macmillan Learning strives to improve the world by moving beyond conventional educational concepts and empowering all instructors and students to explore coursework in new, innovative, and creative ways that will enable better outcomes for students and institutions.
Accessibility at Macmillan Learning is measured using guidelines set forth by 29 U.S.C. 794d (more commonly known as Section 508), as well as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (more commonly known as WCAG 2.0 AA).
COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT
WebAIM identifies the major categories of people with disabilities as:
- VISUAL: Blindness, low vision, color-blindness
- HEARING: Deafness and hard-of-hearing
- MOTOR: Inability to use a mouse and/or other peripherals, slow response time, limited fine motor control
- COGNITIVE: Learning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information
Upon request, with no additional cost, Macmillan Learning will provide accessible materials such as instructor and student resources (e.g., lecture slides, quizzes, PDFs, etc.), and eBooks (or alternate book formats) to Accessibility/Disability Support Services offices for qualified instructors and students with disabilities and for instructors supporting students with disabilities.
Make a Request
To obtain accessible materials, please review our accessibility partners’ sites and/or visit our support site:
Accessibility Partner: Access Text Network
For Higher Ed requests only
Macmillan Learning is proud to partner with AccessText Network (ATN). AccessText Network is a clearinghouse for accessible files from all major higher education publishers. AccessText is a conduit between the publishing world and colleges and universities across the country, with a shared mission to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to their textbooks in an accessible format and in a timely manner. Accessible Texts may be ordered directly from Macmillan Learning or via AccessText Network.
Accessibility Partner: BookShare
Macmillan Learning is also proud to partner with Bookshare. Bookshare serves users around the world and ensures that content is available to people with print disabilities at the same time as their peers. Bookshare makes its services available, free of charge, to all qualifying students in the United States through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare members may download Macmillan Learning textbooks in a compressed, encrypted file and can then read the material using adaptive technology or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.
If you are unable to find the accessible materials you need from our partners, please click the button below to continue to our Instructor Support Community. Once there, click the Contact Tech Support button to fill out a request form (this could take a minute to load). For accessibility requests and questions, please select ‘Accessibility’ under the ‘Topic’ drop down.
COMMITMENT TO CHANGE
At Macmillan Learning, accessibility is paramount. We are currently updating legacy content/materials while simultaneously implementing appropriate internal organizational changes to ensure that future products conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines.
In addition to working as quickly as possible to make our products and services accessible, we maintain a dedicated e-mail address ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive input on any accessibility issues. Macmillan Learning also supports and participates in national and international disability-focused initiatives as well as cultivates relationships with developers of assistive technology software, which is essential to evolving our product compatibility.
We welcome your feedback.