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Skillsoft Enhances Language Access and Accessibility for the Canadian Market

Corporate learning leader continues to innovate in inclusive learning content and platforms

ONTARIO, CANADA, December 5, 2017 - Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced enhancements to its learning and development content and platforms, delivering more multi-modal treatments in French to meet the unique accessibility requirements of the Canadian marketplace.

With the new all-French versions of its content, Skillsoft remains unrivaled in delivering accessible learning in both English and French to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The French language versions also adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which define how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Part of Skillsoft's commitment to Access for All, this investment will enable all Canadian corporate learners to further their skill development in the language of their choice.

"Skillsoft is dedicated to creating beautiful technology and engaging content that can be enjoyed by everyone. Our goals for accessibility go beyond being compliant; we strive to set new standards of excellence," said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group. "We recently invested an additional $3 million to help ensure our content and platforms meet the highest standards for accessibility as part of our Access for All program."

Skillsoft's new learning solution for the Canadian marketplace will incorporate over 10,000 courses, videos and book summaries to provide equal coverage in key skill areas. Closing the gap in accessible French digital content allows Skillsoft's Canadian customers to gain the necessary skills they need in business, leadership, professional development and digital skills.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. Our 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100 percent secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever. www.skillsoft.com

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