[Athen] 'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Mon Nov 13 08:17:54 PST 2017

Our bookstore has signed a contract with RedShelf. I attended a meeting with their representative. My understanding is that they will not do anything to make books more accessible except to inform the publisher if we have a complaint. Although, I haven't found the time to do extensive research, my preliminary thoughts are that it will be even more of a challenge to create accessible alternate format for students in a timely manner. Students will not be able to access the books until class starts, at which time they will know whether or not the books are accessible. At that point, we may have to purchase the book in order to convert it to something usable.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu

(Please excuse typos, I am using dictation software temporarily)

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 3:13 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] 'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales

Greetings, ATHENites:

Although this article isn't explicitly about accessibility (as that relates to people with disabilities, specifically), I share it here for those who may be unaware of this publishing trend. Depending on how it's implemented, I can imagine access-related consequences.



'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales


athen-list mailing list
athen-list at mailman13.u.washington.edu

More information about the athen-list mailing list