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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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Helping Students with Adaptivity

March 2, 2021 • 2 minute read

My colleague Benny Johnson and I recently presented a paper for a special session on Adaptive Instructional Systems during the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer...

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Impactful Learning: A Q&A with Benny Johnson and Rachel Van Campenhout

February 4, 2021 • 5 minute read

Benny Johnson, PhD, director of research and development, and Rachel Van Campenhout, learning science specialist, are both published researchers, experts in research and...

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Impactful Learning: A Q&A with Mike Hale

January 21, 2021 • 6 minute read

 Mike Hale, PhD, is the vice president of education for North America for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of education as a teacher, author,...

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Accessible Learning Materials Mean Freedom For Many

September 9, 2020 • 2 minute read

A little over thirty years ago, my life—and the lives of tens of millions of Americans—was changed in immeasurable ways by the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of...

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The VitalSource Mission to Drive Affordability

July 7, 2020 • 3 minute read

­­­The cost of postsecondary education, from tuition and living costs to technology requirements, can be a major barrier to learners and stand in the way of pursuing a degree...

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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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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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Post-Rush Courseware Results

November 15, 2018 • 1 minute read

 As you may have read about in either my post back in December or our recent press release with Pearson, VitalSource continues its commitment to improving and simplifying...

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The student view: Digital makes learning possible

September 12, 2018 • 1 minute read

When Christopher Weaver was considering graduate school to facilitate a career change, he knew it would be a challenge. “I had concerns with the time I had to spare as I work...

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We're Better Together

August 8, 2018 • 2 minute read

While not quite as catchy as Jack Johnson’s hit single, the title of this blog is meant to serve as an open invitation to anyone who wants to improve the status quo. For years,...

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Study finds two-thirds of students feel more confident in what they learn with eTextbooks

May 1, 2018 • 1 minute read

VitalSource commissioned Shift Learning to conduct research with current students in the United Kingdom to explore the perceived impact of eTextbooks on students’ learning...

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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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