Accessibility Information

General Information

WCAG 2.0 AA standards form the basis of the Pearson Accessibility Guidelines for product development. We regularly review our existing platforms and content to improve accessibility. The following information provides tips and answers to frequently asked questions for those using MyLabMath.

For information on MyLab Math and other Pearson products, please see the support page for those products or contact Pearson Disability Support.

Finding Accessible Assignments (for instructors)

Screen-reader accessible questions in MyLab Math have an accessible question icon () next to them and include the alternative text description "Question is screen-reader accessible.”

Allowing for Additional Time and Attempts on Assignments (for instructors)

You can personalize both the time limit and the number of attempts specific students receive for MyLab Math activities. You can also set different due dates for students who need additional time. Please contact Pearson Disability Support for more information.

Using Screen Readers and Keyboard Navigation

MyLab Math site pages, including all student pages, such as the Calendar, Homework and Tests, Results, Announcements, and Study Plan, are screen reader and keyboard accessible. Keyboard shortcuts are provided in the online help.

Those using screen readers and/or keyboard navigation must turn on MyLab’s Accessibility mode.

Recommended Screen Reader Configurations

NOTE: Pearson recommends using the current browser versions for the best user experience.
SCREEN READER OPERATING SYSTEM BROWSER

JAWS (Version 18 or newer)

Windows 10 (or newer)

Firefox, IE, Edge

NVDA (Current Version)

Windows 10 (or newer)

Firefox

Tips for Those with Visual Impairments

Screen Resolution

You may find that lowering your screen resolution helps you see text and images more easily. As a start, try a resolution of 800 x 600 (in Windows) and see how that works for you. Learn more about how to change your screen resolution.

Browser Zoom

While you are working, you may want to magnify certain areas of the site. Use the zoom-in hotkeys available in most browsers.

Screen Magnifiers

Users who need to magnify a page may find that operating system or third-party magnification programs work best. These programs have more options for magnification strength and other display settings including color and contrast.

Specifying Color and Contrast Settings

Some users may find that using a high contrast of a specific color scheme may help them to see content on pages. For example, a user may find it easier to see light text on a dark background, dark text on a light background, or in grayscale.

Accessible eTextbooks

Most MyLab Math titles offer accessible eTextbooks. Please contact Pearson Disability Support with the author, title, edition and ISBN of your product for more details.

Closed Captioning

MyLab Math videos include closed captions. To turn on closed captions, click on the “CC” button toward the lower right of the video. If you don’t see the “CC” button, place your mouse toward the bottom of the video frame until the video controls appear.

Please contact Pearson Disability Support if you encounter a video that is not displaying closed captions or if you need additional help with the controls.

Accessibility Documentation & Audits (for campus staff)

We provide up-to-date, clear and straightforward statements on the accessibility of our products. VPATs and Accessibility Conformance, Compliance and Remediation Forms (ACC&R) are available for many products upon request. Please contact Pearson Disability Support for more information.

If you are a campus accessibility professional auditing a Pearson product, let us help you run a valid test the first time around by ensuring you have:

  • the most current version of the product available,
  • the recommended combination of browser and operating system,
  • student access for the product you are testing.

For Additional Information

For additional information, visit our site about Pearson Higher Education accessibility. Please direct any other questions to Pearson Disability Support.