Accessible Learning for All

At Wiley, our mission has always been to empower our customers to achieve success in both their educational and professional careers. Accessible products ensure that all learners and educators have equal access to information, learning tools, and functionality regardless of ability or situation. Wiley is committed to ensuring accessibility in our digital products and is actively investing in Wiley Efficient Learning (WEL) product offerings.

What Accessibility Means for WEL

In early 2017, the WEL development team began working with accessibility consultants to integrate accessibility into all areas of product development—content, UX, functionality, and training. We also continuously audit and remediate our products to improve upon usability. Key aspects of WEL products are designed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA in many ways:

Screen Reader Compatibility: WEL products have been tested with third-party screen readers such as JAWs, NVDA, and VoiceOver.
Keyboard Navigation: Many of the links, buttons, and form controls are supported by keyboard-only navigation.
Use of Color: WEL products do not rely on color alone to convey information. Study guides, flashcards, questions, and slides have also been updated to support color contrast best practices.
Image Descriptions: The use of alternative text can be found throughout WEL product components such as lesson study guides, slides, and questions.
Video: WEL videos include closed captions and are available in an HTML-based media player featuring variable speed playback.

WEL products also leverage several strategic partnerships with companies who are firmly committed to accessibility.

Online courses are delivered through the Instructure/Canvas LMS, which has been evaluated by WebAIM.org to be substantially compliant with Level AA of WCAG 2.1.
WEL technology courses also utilize SkillSofts’ Practice Labs, whose Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be accessed here

WEL’s VPAT and a detailed remediation roadmap can be supplied upon request via info@efficientlearning.com.

Wiley’s Commitment to Equality

Wiley invests in the future of accessible content through ongoing research, development, and participation. We are a founding member of the AccessText Network and a member of the Association of American Publisher’s Critical Issues Task Force. Our colleagues also sit on multiple World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) steering committees and often present at industry conferences and webinars.

We Want to Hear from You

Wiley has a team of accessibility experts who are here to help you. For specific accommodation questions and support, please visit WEL Customer Support.