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The AccessText Network

Publishers and DSS Collaborating

to Improve College Textbook Accessibility

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Agenda
  • Overview of The AccessText Network
  • Membership Services
  • Publisher Services
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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