Fully accessible, multimedia-rich online textbooks.
eText delivers textbooks and other classroom materials with multimedia, notes, and assignments embedded directly in context. Instructors can add original or existing materials easily, and students can save 40-75% versus traditional books. Anyone with an up-to-date web browser can access eText content from any computer or mobile device, regardless of their visual abilities.
eText is accessible off the shelf. We work to meet and exceed ADA 508 requirements. Screen reader and assistive technology compatibility is not an after-thought — rather, it is central to the development of our platform. Not only is our platform accessible, but all of our content is as well.
- Interface — including rich media players — offers complete keyboard control
- All multimedia content is fully captioned; videos provide transcripts
- Complex math and science notation is embedded in text-based MathML — not images
- ARIA and meta tags enable full functionality of notes and highlights
- Users can select high contrast mode, font style and size
- Ongoing testing ensures compatibility with all modern assistive technology
eText's fluid XML/HTML 5 framework makes reading easy for everyone.
With eText, students can easily personalize their study environment. Features include:
- Search — find terms and content across books
- Highlights — choose from four colors; jump to and organize within each chapter
- Notes — keep personal notes or post questions directly in context to be answered by instructors
- Bookmarks — jump quickly to personally defined sections
- In-context Glossary — click on terms to see their definitions instantly
- References — click to see a figure or passage that is pages or chapters away without interrupting reading
- Assignments — can be embedded directly in their context, with options for students to ask questions
- Book Customization — choose interface color, margin width, typeface, and type size
eText's interface is device independent, making study on a phone or tablet just as convenient.