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The AccessText Network

Publishers and DSS Collaborating

to Improve College Textbook Accessibility


Agenda

  • Overview of The AccessText Network

  • Membership Services

  • Publisher Services


Overview

  • 2009 Donation from the Association of American Publishers and their leading Post-Postsecondary Publishers

  • Membership Driven Organization with Advisory Committee

  • ATN helps college students with print disabilities by connecting their disability service offices directly with leading textbook publishers to obtain electronic files.

    • Request and download publisher textbook files

    • Search and download accessible textbooks

    • Track and report what textbooks files are coming in and going out


Overview

  • Membership is free for schools and publishers

  • Premium Membership is $500/year

    • Includes Accessible File Exchange

    • Schools who contribute 25 files to the Exchange receive free access

    • Accessible Textbook Finder (ATF) is Free


Membership Services

Activity Report

  • 1,140 Member Schools, 12 Member publishers

  • 7Alternate Media Centers (representing 310+ Schools)

  • 62,950 Requests since 8/24/09

  • Average Fulfillment is 4 Days

  • 80% of Requests are for PDF, 20% MS Word


Membership Services

Accessible File Exchange Library

  • Schools contribute student-ready files in PDF, Word, DAISY, MP3, KESI, or Braille, which are stored on the ATN server.

  • Premium members can download files after publisher approves request.


Dolphin Donation / Partnership

  • Dolphin donation and collaboration includes supporting the expansion library expansion with DAISY textbooks and post-conversion webinars

  • DAISY File Conversion

  • EasyReader Express DAISY Reader

  • Alternative Media Training


Publisher Services

Activity Report

  • New Publishers: Jones & Bartlett, FA Davis, Lynne Rienner Publishers and Springer Publishers

  • Publisher members now have the choice of storing files on the ATN server for faster delivery.


Accessible Textbook Finder

(ATF) Beta

  • August 14, 2011 ( Beta Launch)

  • ATF is a Free service

  • The Accessible Textbook Finder searches multiple sources of accessible books and provides the results in a combined format. Search Partners:

  • Learning Ally, BookShare, National Library Services, CourseSmart, AMAC, and AccessText Network

  • Additional partners to be included

  • http://www.accesstext.org/fedsearch.php


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