Accessible for Everyone

Benchworks by Elentra believes that all users should have equal access to the benefits of technology. We put accessibility at the forefront of our product development by training our product, design, engineering, and quality assurance teams on developing accessible products. Moreover, our solutions are routinely and independently audited to ensure accessibility compliance.

Accessibility at Benchworks by Elentra is measured using guidelines set forth by 29 U.S.C. 794d (more commonly known as Section 508), as well as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (more commonly known as WCAG 2.0 AA).

The following are examples of how Benchworks by Elentra provides accessible solutions for those with disabilities.

Benchworks by Elentra was last audited on June 14, 2018 against WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Updates include:

  • Benchworks assessments color treatments meet the needs of color blind students and allows text to be easily resized for students with low vision.
  • Proper labeling of content and form fields, as well as proper heading for use with screen readers.

For more details on how Benchworks by Elentra meets the needs of all individuals, or to request a VPAT for a Benchworks by Elentra solution, please contact your Benchworks by Elentra representative listed below or email us at [email protected].

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Nursing: [email protected]
Academic & Student Affairs: [email protected]
Academic & Student Affairs: [email protected]

Benchworks by Elentra strives to create products that are usable by all learners and meet universally applied accessibility standards.


Benchworks by Elentra is committed to the goal of providing equal access to all products regardless of an individual’s age, ability, or situation and embraces the opportunity to develop services and information technologies that are accessible and usable by all individuals. Accessibility at Benchworks by Elentra is about extending the power of education to all users. In addition to addressing product compatibility with assistive technologies such as screen reader software, alternative keyboard devices, and voice recognition products, we are working to ensure that the content and platforms we provide are fully accessible.

By partnering with the best and the brightest authors in their respective fields, Benchworks by Elentra strives to improve the world by moving beyond conventional educational concepts and empowering all instructors and students to explore coursework in new, innovative, and creative ways that will enable better outcomes for students and institutions.

Accessibility at Benchworks by Elentra is measured using guidelines set forth by 29 U.S.C. 794d (more commonly known as Section 508), as well as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (more commonly known as WCAG 2.0 AA).



WebAIM identifies the major categories of people with disabilities as:

  • VISUAL: Blindness, low vision, color-blindness
  • HEARING: Deafness and hard-of-hearing
  • MOTOR: Inability to use a mouse and/or other peripherals, slow response time, limited fine motor control
  • COGNITIVE: Learning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information

Upon request, with no additional cost, Benchworks by Elentra will provide accessible materials such as instructor and student resources (e.g., lecture slides, quizzes, PDFs, etc.), and eBooks (or alternate book formats) to Accessibility/Disability Support Services offices for qualified instructors and students with disabilities and for instructors supporting students with disabilities.

Make a Request

To obtain accessible materials, please review our accessibility partners’ sites and/or visit our support site:

Accessibility Partner: Access Text Network

For Higher Ed requests only

Benchworks by Elentra is proud to partner with AccessText Network (ATN). AccessText Network is a clearinghouse for accessible files from all major higher education publishers. AccessText is a conduit between the publishing world and colleges and universities across the country, with a shared mission to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to their textbooks in an accessible format and in a timely manner. Accessible Texts may be ordered directly from Elentra or via AccessText Network.

Accessibility Partner: BookShare

Benchworks by Elentra is also proud to partner with Bookshare. Bookshare serves users around the world and ensures that content is available to people with print disabilities at the same time as their peers. Bookshare makes its services available, free of charge, to all qualifying students in the United States through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare members may download Elentra textbooks in a compressed, encrypted file and can then read the material using adaptive technology or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.

Support Community

If you are unable to find the accessible materials you need from our partners, please click the button below to continue to our Instructor Support Community. Once there, click the Contact Tech Support button to fill out a request form (this could take a minute to load). For accessibility requests and questions, please select ‘Accessibility’ under the ‘Topic’ drop down.


At Benchworks by Elentra, accessibility is paramount. We are currently updating legacy content/materials while simultaneously implementing appropriate internal organizational changes to ensure that future products conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines.

Benchworks by Elentra also supports and participates in national and international disability-focused initiatives as well as cultivates relationships with developers of assistive technology software, which is essential to evolving our product compatibility.

We welcome your feedback.