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The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

The AccessText Network

Publishers and DSS Collaborating

to Improve College Textbook Accessibility


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

Agenda

  • Overview of The AccessText Network

  • Membership Services

  • Publisher Services


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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.


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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.


The accesstext network publishers and dss collaborating to improve college textbook accessibility

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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