Capstone Interactive eBook Platform relaunches with improved accessibility for kids
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – August 17, 2022 – Capstone, an innovative learning company that merges kids’ content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries and the home, announces substantial enhancements to its Capstone Interactive eBooks Platform. Among the enhancements, the eBook platform and reader will be Section 508 compliant and WCAG 2.1 rated, ensuring Capstone Interactive is accessible to children with visual, cognitive, physical and hearing impairments.
Another significant update includes its integration into Capstone’s PebbleGo environment, the subscription-based content hub for interdisciplinary teaching and research. Educators and students can easily discover and start reading Capstone Interactive eBooks through a new “eBooks” tab as part of their subscription, reducing the need to track additional logins and website URLs. Educators can also easily share a direct link to an eBook, allowing students to access it with a single click.
The platform will also be mobile-friendly, enhancing the student experience with intuitive touchscreen navigation and providing home and on-the-go access on smartphones, tablets and computers to support the programs of the homeschooling and independent learning.
“We can’t wait for teachers and their students to see all of Capstone Interactive’s incredible changes, from stunning visual design to ease of use and functionality. The new platform really brings e-books to life in a different way for readers and they’re going to love it,” said Capstone Chief Digital Officer Mick Demakos.
The Capstone interactive e-book has a robust library of over 5,500 interactive e-books, with titles ranging from curriculum support to self-selected recreational reading, all designed for diverse curriculum needs. Capstone interactive eBooks include read-aloud audio for each book, recorded by professional voice-over artists to engage students and provide evidence-based scaffolding for pre-readers, struggling readers, learners of the English language, and more. With simultaneous multi-user access, Capstone Interactive can be used by all students in a school.
Capstone is a leading learning company in digital K-5 solutions, children’s books and literacy programs for school libraries, classrooms and home reading, including the database of award-winning PebbleGo™ research. www.CapstonePub.com