Steve Noble, Accessibility Research Consultant (Guest Author)
Rick Clinton, Accessibility Advocate and Leader at Pearson Higher Education, recently blogged in Accessible Mathematics: HTML eBooks about Pearson's work to create "screen-readable" eBook versions of their mathematics and statistics textbooks which are formatted in HTML and MathML. They have been gradually adding to this collection for a while, which now numbers 70 titles. That's a nice-sized library of accessible math textbooks in its own right. But what is really notable in his post is the statement that, "...beginning in 2014, every Pearson college math and stats text will have an HTML eBook version." That's an impressive commitment from a publisher like Pearson Higher Education, and means that every math textbook they publish from now on will include accessible mathematics. Pearson is setting an example for the whole publishing industry, and deserves commendation for their resolve to support math accessibility.