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Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deck

Posted by Rick Johnson on November 09, 2017

This post appeared in its entirety in eCampus News.

Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deckThe accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing standards that key parts of the industry are implementing, as well as new standards. All the changes that are happening are, for the first time, enabling the ability for institutions, instructors and learners to adopt and access accessible content, that is the exact same content, at the same time, on the same platforms as any other user.

Vendors must ensure that the content they provide is available where and when users need it, and that the platform and the content are created in a way that they will work together to ensure accessibility.

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eBooks changed my life. No, really.

Posted by Leann de Leon on September 22, 2017

Books Changed my Life.jpgRemember the fun of going to the library and picking out books when you were a kid, or spending a relaxing afternoon browsing your favorite bookstore? I don’t. I’ve been legally blind since birth; my vision cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery. As much as I loved printed books, they never really loved me back. Trips to the bookstore and library involved finding the large print section, full of books about aging and a plethora of Danielle Steele novels….and not much else.

Until the advent of eBooks, reading for pleasure was tricky, at best. Reading for school was downright miserable. Sometimes large print textbooks were available, but often they were not. I’d exhaust my eyes and do my best to complete my reading assignments and homework, but learning from print books was a painful, and oftentimes, embarrassing experience. I relied on bulky CCTV magnifiers in library basements and an unhealthy amount of eyestrain to make it through high school and college. Then everything changed.

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5 Key Questions to Ask Before Creating Digital First Content

Posted by Lorie Reilly on August 29, 2017

Creating digital content is an exciting but at times intimidating task. Considering these questions will help you create and deliver your content effectively.

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Aim4Knowledge finds comprehensive solution with VitalSource Content Studio

Posted by Lorie Reilly on June 19, 2017

At VitalSource, we pride ourselves in our ability to find innovative solutions to customers’ unique problems.

We had the opportunity to do just that when Sweden-based Aim4Knowledge came to us with a desire to go beyond flat PDF files to meet the training needs of their clients.

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Publish to Bookshelf

Posted by Lorie Reilly on March 16, 2017

Since its launch in 2016, VitalSource Content Studio has become a valued tool for creators of learning content in higher education, K12, and corporate training—content such as IT training modules, leadership curriculum, an interactive workbook on human anatomy, computer engineering courseware, and more. 

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