[Athen] FW: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Signs Agreement to Provide Titles to Bookshare

Brusnighan, Dean A. dabrus at purdue.edu
Fri Apr 15 13:55:32 PDT 2011

Norm, what a great reminder that one person CAN make a difference by sticking to their ideals. Thanks for the inspiration. Well done!


Dean Brusnighan
Assistive Technology Specialist
Purdue University, Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108
Phone: 765-494-9082
dabrus at purdue.edu

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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 4:36 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] FW: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Signs Agreement to Provide Titles to Bookshare

Hi Friends. This wiley deal is one of my most proud accomplishments. They asked me to write a book on accessible e-learning. I said I'd only do it if they made it accessible to which they agreed. I then leaned on them to issue my book through Bookshare. When their lawyers started looking into it, they decided they'd not only do my book but open up most of their books!!!!

Praise God. One little shove moved a mountain!!

Oh my book was published last October
Making online teaching accessible. From Bookshare, Wiley and also Amazon.

Oh and I'll be doing an EASI public Webinar with an overview of the book and what I tried to do with it on Aprill 29 reserve a seat at http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

Norm Coombs
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>Subject: [Athen] FW: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,Signs Agreement to Provide

>Titles to Bookshare


>Hi Folks, I thought you would find this to be good news. I know how

>much some of you have struggled to get titles from some of these Wiley imprints.


>Ron Stewart


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>John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a leading publisher serving the professional,

>consumer, scientific, technical, medical and academic communities

>worldwide, has agreed to provide Bookshare with digital files of

>professional and trade titles for their collection. This agreement will

>broaden the access of people with disabilities to Wiley content.


>“We’re very pleased to add such popular and useful books to

>Bookshare,” said Betsy Beaumon, Vice President and General Manager of

>the Literacy Program at Benetech, the nonprofit organization that

>operates Bookshare. "Working directly with Wiley, we are expanding our

>collection of accessible titles and continuing to knock down barriers

>to access, ensuring that people with print disabilities have the same

>breadth and depth of titles to choose from as people without print



>As a result of the agreement, Bookshare will provide access to a

>selection of Wiley titles targeting professionals and general

>consumers, covering a variety of subjects, published under its For

>Dummies, Frommer's, Webster's New World, Jossey-Bass, Pfeiffer, Cliffs

>Notes, Wrox, J.K. Lasser, Sybex, Fisher Investments Press, and

>Bloomberg Press brands. More information can be found in the


>press release.



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Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities by Norman Coombs published by Jossey-Bass Oct 10,2010 http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470499044.html

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