Finding Accessible OER

MERLOT has learning materials with information about the materials’ accessibility. This does not mean the materials are accessible for all but at least some information is available to inform your evaluation of the accessibility of the resource for your use.

Looking for a wide range of OER (learning modules, open courseware, open textbooks in different subject areas) with accessibility information available?

Looking for Open Textbooks with accessibility information available?

Virtual Lab in Statistics:

Online statistics open textbook and additional resources to assist students in understanding of statistics has an accessibility evaluation. Topics covered include Analysis of Variance, Boxplot, Confidence interval, Contrast among means, Correlated t-test, Correlation, Histogram, Independent groups t-test, Regression, Repeated measures ANOVA, and t-test.

Bookshare®

Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works. Bookshare Members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.

Browse and Search Open Library’s Accessible Book Collection:

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.