RedShelf's mission is to transition the learning community to digital, including students with accessibility needs. Our philosophy (“accessibility is not a feature—it’s a requirement”), is integrated into every team, process, and product.
- Our dedicated Accessibility Team trains every new hire on the importance of our company-wide philosophy.
- We evaluate accessibility and usability throughout the Software Development Lifecycle, including manual and automated testing for compliance in all environments.
- Our Accessibility Team is well-versed in handling assistive technology questions and making recommendations to users, and will help escalate requests to the campus accessibility office, if needed.
- We encourage our publishing partners to create content in ePub format, and provide feedback on content that does not meet our standards for accessibility.
- We go beyond industry ICT standards (WCAG 2.0, Section 508 & 504 Compliance) are transparent in reporting our VPAT results as well as our status on planned accessibility initiatives
- We support and contribute to industry standards for accessibility in development, design and compliance, as well as involve people with disabilities in our research, testing and beta releases.
- Our Accessibility Policy statement is readily available on all RedShelf digital products, along with contact information for our Accessibility Team.
- If you have any questions regarding RedShelf's commitment to accessibility, please reach out to Erin Lucas, Senior Director of Digital Accessibility.