[Athen] Pagination issues in Alt Format

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 3 10:08:24 PST 2018

Have you asked the publisher why the EPUB files do not have correct pagination? They should. Students may get assignments that say “read pages 22 through 78” but if the page numbers in the EPUB aren’t correct, then they aren’t reading the appropriate material. As a student, this would be a major frustration.

Also, no, it is not unusual for a student to be using BOTH inputs for reading. Many of my students are letting the computer read out loud while their eyes are on the books.

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Corazon Napolis
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:04 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Pagination issues in Alt Format

We have been making much better use of EPUB files for students requesting alt format of textbooks. For students that prefer to use Kurzweil 3000, we've loaded EPUB files and saved to their Universal Library. Some students have complained that the EUPB pagination does not match the print book. I've communicated that content is the same while pagination may differ and that the bookmark/search features can assist with navigation. The only other alternative to having pagination match exactly would be to scan in the physical textbook which we prefer not to do if accessible versions exist.

Is it common for students to rely so heavily on their print book while also receiving alt format?

Coco (Corazon) Napolis
Accessible Media Coordinator
California State University East Bay
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