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Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson is the VP of product strategy and one of the founders of VitalSource. In this role, Rick manages the strategic direction of the company’s platforms, guiding the architecture and implementation of customer-facing applications. Prior to helping found VitalSource, Rick spent more than 12 years with Apple. As a senior national consulting engineer, he was instrumental in the implementation of complex solutions for many higher education and corporate customers and received numerous national and international awards.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business Administration from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.

Recent Posts from Rick Johnson

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The Next Step in Accessibility Transparency

May 5, 2021 • 1 minute read

I am proud of the tremendous progress that we have made in the accessibility of our products, and, even more critical, the outstanding progress the entire ecosystem has made in...

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Accessibility Matters More than Ever

May 21, 2020 • 1 minute read

Around the world, more students than ever before are reliant upon digital learning tools and eTexts in order to continue their education under these exceptional circumstances. 

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Transparency that Empowers

March 13, 2019 • 2 minute read

For years, I have highlighted VitalSource’s goals for accessible content. Today, I'm very excited to share that, through thoughtful partnerships and collaboration with many...

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Supporting the accessibility community through a time of change

March 30, 2018 • 2 minute read

We’ve written before on this blog about the promise of digital textbooks to improve the learning experience for students with special needs. Today, I’d like to take a closer...

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Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deck

November 9, 2017 • 1 minute read

This post appeared in its entirety in eCampus News. The accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing...

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How to be Accessible

March 8, 2017 • 1 minute read

Mention the word “accessibility” and it can mean different things to different people. In the context of delivering learning content, one application of accessibility is...

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Accessibility & VitalSource - Part 2

November 10, 2016 • 3 minute read

There is a minimum anyone in the ed-tech space must do around accessibility to even be considered relevant. Adding to this minimum, there is an increased expectation of what...

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Accessibility & VitalSource - Part I

October 31, 2016 • 2 minute read

When you have a platform that delivers content to several million users each year, it is critically important that every user can get access when they need it. Whether it is ...

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