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Capstone Increases E-Book Accessibility for K–5 Classrooms, Libraries, and at Home

Capstone, a publisher of interactive e-books, has announced enhancements to its platform to make it easier to use for K–5 students who have vision, cognitive, physical, and hearing disabilities, the company announced this week.

The update will be part of Capstone's PebbleGo environment, its subscription-based content hub. The cross-curricular hub will also allow students to read Capstone e-books with a new dedicated tab that makes keeping track of logins and website addresses easier. Teachers will be able to share direct links to any e-book, the news release said.

Other enhancements include mobile access by smartphones, tablets and computers for school-to-home programs and independent learning, as well as read-aloud audio to help pre-readers and those struggling with reading or learning English. The new features will comply with Section 508 requirements and WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards.

Capstone's e-book collection contains over 5,500 interactive titles, including curriculum support and recreational reading. To learn more, visit the company website here.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.