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May 5, 2021 • 1 minute read
By: Rick Johnson

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 creating and adopting standards.

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Introducing our new support site for instructors

August 26, 2019 • 1 minute read

Welcome back to campus!  The start of fall semester is an exciting time for students as they enter campus life, meet new instructors, and settle into new routines. For some, it...

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What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

August 21, 2019 • 1 minute read

Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about...

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How VitalSource can help you remix OER content

July 24, 2019 • 1 minute read

The most exciting aspect of OER comes once you have made the decision to adopt it and selected your content provider(s). Whether you choose to go with OpenStax, MERLOT, or a...

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Update for Cengage Unlimited and Cengage Brain users

June 28, 2019 • 1 minute read

Some users may have noticed that starting today, June 28, 2019, Cengage has made the decision to use an internal Cengage eReader for all US-based Cengage Unlimited and Cengage...

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What is OER and how does it differ from open access?

May 31, 2019 • 1 minute read

 In 2002, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first adopted the term open educational resources (OER), setting the scene for the...

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Tips for a successful Inclusive Access program

May 23, 2019 • 2 minute read

Course materials formats and models are changing rapidly, and this means the store role is changing as well. With each passing term, stores tell us how they’re more deeply...

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Colorado State University: A shrinking footprint but a growing impact

April 8, 2019 • 2 minute read

What do you get when you combine a declining retail footprint, reduced retail margin on thousands of materials, and lower prices? Would you believe the answer is more...

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Bookshelf Explore: Embracing the subscription economy

April 5, 2019 • 1 minute read

Supplying institutions with content in an increasingly diverse and competitive marketplace requires  innovative and creative solutions. VitalSource helps publishers reach new...

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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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VitalSource Cares: Volunteering with RailsBridge

March 11, 2019 • 1 minute read

This past weekend, I had the chance to spend two days helping people build their first web application. There are few things as exciting as seeing someone interact with an...

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Persevering to drive student savings at Kennesaw State University

March 1, 2019 • 2 minute read

Kimberly Holland and her team at Kennesaw State University Bookstore are on a mission to support student learning. If you’re surprised a campus store’s primary goal is student...

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2018 in Review: We're in a Digital-First World

January 15, 2019 • 1 minute read

As we enter 2019 and return to school and work, it’s clear that we’re finally in a digital-first world for learning materials. Our internal stats really illustrate this macro...

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