[Athen] Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Shawn Foster fosters at sou.edu
Wed Jul 8 11:02:27 PDT 2015

A little late to the discussion, but since no one else brought it up,
Bookshare does have a lovely accessible version of the APA manual with full

*Shawn Foster*

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Southern Oregon University | 1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland OR 97520

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On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Alexa Schriempf <ats169 at psu.edu> wrote:

> Hi All,


> An update on my recent quest for an accessible copy of the APA's

> Publication Manual, 6th ed.


> *Rebecca Cagle *of NTU supplied a Word doc generated by her team's

> conversion of the PDF. That word doc is being further remediated by Susan

> Hayya of the Penn State Libraries and ATS Lab. She reports that it's a

> beautifully structured Word doc and just needs a little further clean up.

> We are grateful to Rebecca and NTU -- thank you!


> *Jamie Axelrod *and crew of NAU supplied two PDFs, one for the full

> manual and one for the Pocket version of the manual. These PDFs are not

> tagged, but are very clean and very usable if you need a PDF. Other list

> members also supplied PDFs as well. Thank you to you all! *The APA*: I

> contacted the APA people and asked about what kind of file format they

> share upon request through their "special permissions" web form. They

> informed me it was a PDF and moreover that PDF would have to be viewed

> through their proprietary software called Lock Lizard. LockLizard is not

> accessible nor navigable by the blind, nor are the PDF files in anything

> other than graphic mode so there is no way to get text to speech out of

> either their PDF or LockLizard. They told me that "With special permission"

> i could cut the book and scan it. A refrain we are all familiar with! :)


> *To Sum:* We at Penn State now have the clean publisher PDFs and an

> accessible Word doc of this book in our databases and are happy to share if

> needed.


> Thank you everyone for all your help!


> --

> Alexa Schriempf, PhD

> Access Tech Consultant

> https://sites.psu.edu/aschriempf/




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