[Athen] help with alternative form of ebook

Mark C. Mintz mmintz at pasadena.edu
Wed Aug 30 18:04:58 PDT 2017



I haven’t tested their books, but I’ve talked to Rick Johnson from VitalSource, they seem to believe their books are accessible enough. Instead of paying for remediation, maybe you can purchase a rental for the student instead?

Mark Mintz
Alt Media Specialist
Pasadena City College
Room D209

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Dori Lloyd
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:45 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] help with alternative form of ebook

I am helping my Disability Services Coordinator find an accessible version of an ebook provided by Pearson for a student. The name of the book is Nursing : A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I and II. We got a pdf version through AccessText but it is not accessible. This particular student is using Natural Reader and the reading order is all messed up.

First of all, has anyone, by chance, run into this same issue with this exact book? If so, I'd love to know how you found an accessible version.

Secondly, we are novices when it comes to this scenario. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what is the next best step for troubleshooting this? Would you suggest pushing back on Pearson to help us get an accessible version or would we be better served to just find a vendor who would re-mediate this document at a cost?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Dori Lloyd
Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology
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