[Athen] Time to Convert STEM Book for B/LV

Kruzel, Rachel kruzel at augsburg.edu
Thu Apr 12 18:14:19 PDT 2018


How long, on average, does it takes you/your office to convert a STEM
textbook for a student who is blind/low vision? Of course, each textbook is
different, as well as the needs of a student. But, for an average sized
textbook, with average difficulty of content, and an average number of
symbols, graphs, charts, and pictures, approximately how many hours would
it take to do the following:

a. Convert and make the text portion of the textbook accessible and

b. How long would it take to make the pictures, charts, graphs accessible
using descriptions, tactiles, or other media to make it accessible?

Obviously, many schools send this work out to be done due to complexity,
time, expertise, etc. I'm only looking approximate numbers for one book if
it's done in-house on your campus.

I’m writing on behalf of a colleague doing research on a new accessible
math software program called EquatIO.

Thanks in advance!


*Rachel Kruzel, ATP **| Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist*
*Assistive Technology Practitioner, RESNA Certified*

CLASS Office (Disability Resources) | Augsburg University
Direct: (612) 330-1353 | Appointments: (612) 330-1053
2211 Riverside Ave CB 57 | Minneapolis, MN 55454

Website: http://www.augsburg.edu/class/
*Pronouns: She/Her/Hers*
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