[Athen] Question about Aspen Law StudyDesk Software

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Tue Apr 20 10:56:03 PDT 2010

Have you contacted the vendor to see if there are other options that you may
have. Given that they are being delivered in proprietary interface they may
have the print rights limited, or only allow you to copy so much text at a
time. Since it was accessible with Window Eyes, have you tried some other
forms of AT to see if the student can access the text directly and save you
the issues of conversion?

Here is the request for the owning publisher:

Ron Stewart

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
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Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:41 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Question about Aspen Law StudyDesk Software

Good afternoon!

I need your advice. I work with a law student who uses Kurzweil 3000. He
wants to review some study guides access to which he purchased when he
bought the textbooks.

These study guides are only readable using proprietary software made by the
company, Aspen Law.

I have downloaded the software (StudyDesk it is called) as well as the 5
study guides. And I am able to read these using Window-Eyes. However, I
cannot run a virtual print to render them KESI documents.

I would like to find a way to make these guides accessible to the student
but am not sure how or even whether this is possible. The most I can copy
and paste at a time is about a page and a half and this is far too labor
intensive given that the total number of pages is going to be roughly 1,000
(this would be quite a lot of copying and pasting!).

The URL for the company that makes the "StudyDesk" software and these guides
is: www.aspenlaw.com <http://www.aspenlaw.com/>

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or if you have worked through
a similar problem.

Thank you!!!


Dave Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist

University of Denver Disability Services Program

2050 E. Evans Ave., Suite #30

Denver, CO 80208

dave.m.thomas at studentlife.du.edu

303-871-2269 (phone)

303-871-3939 (Fax)

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