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

Wink Harner winkharner at mesacc.edu
Fri Apr 15 14:06:24 PDT 2011

Congratulations all the way around to Norm! Absolutely a win-win for all of us...from instructors to students to publishers to DRS offices. And to the author who negotiated a brilliant "lesson." Resounding applause from the peanut gallery in AZ, Norm.


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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 1:36 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

Norm Coombs
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>From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On

>Behalf Of Ron Stewart

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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 disabilities.”


>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

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