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Pearson demonstrates commitment to equal opportunities in education



The world’s largest learning company is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to equal opportunities in education by joining an online resource for students who need help to read standard print.

Pearson is making thousands of its books available, across Early Years, all Key Stages, GCSE, A-level and BTEC through Load2Learn, a web-based service delivered by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Dyslexia Action.

As well as PDFs, Load2Learn offers a means to access the most popular titles in Word, EPUB, audio and Braille. Around 10 per cent of school and college students in the UK require texts in an alternative accessible format due to a sight loss condition, dyslexia or another disability.

Maura Moran, Pearson’s head of content management for UK Schools, said: “Being part of Load2Learn allows us as a publisher to demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity for all with regards to education. We’re pleased to be able to add to this fantastic online resource which allows students to learn at their own pace and in their own way regardless of any disability.”

 

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