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VitalSource leads the industry in accessibility, integration compliance, and privacy and security. Read on to learn how our adherence to standards across platforms and technologies sets us apart.
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For over 25 years, we've been leaders when it comes to accessibility. We're pleased to highlight the following milestones in our accessibility journey:

  • Friend of Daisy Consortium
  • WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility conformance documentation
  • Longtime sponsor of the NFB
  • Winner of the 2019 Accessibility in Publishing DAISY Award
  • ASPIRE GOLD Rating
  • Helped create the EPUB accessibility specification
  • Content Transparency Initiative
  • Accessibility metadata fed to our partners

Privacy & Security

Our partners benefit from our investment in:

  • Zero PII integration options for maximum user privacy
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) conformance
  • COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) conformance
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) conformance
  • California Consumer Privacy Laws conformance
  • UK Data Protection Act of 2018 conformance
  • Safe Harbor Privacy Shield conformance
  • CloudFlare
  • Cloud Armor
  • DRM hardening technologies
  • RSA public/private key
  • Two-factor authentication for admin access
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) support

EdTech Integrations

  • IMS member & LTI certification
  • LTI Advantage certification
  • LTI deep linking and grade return
  • COUNTER compliant
  • CALIPER certification

Integrated Study Tools

Our platforms give learners the flexibility to engage at any stage of the reading and study journey:

  • Search in book and entire library
  • Fast highlights mode
  • Text read aloud
  • Figure search
  • Citations
  • Visual display adjustment
  • Export to Microsoft OneNote
  • Flashcard creation
"Vendors must design in accessibility from the start, commit to the journey, and ensure it is a fundamental part of their DNA."

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