[Athen] Pagination issues in Alt Format

Thompson, Rachel rsthompson2 at ua.edu
Wed Jan 3 10:11:46 PST 2018

Hi, Coco.

I could see this being an issue is cases where instructors refer to page numbers in class or on the syllabus. Examples: “Read pages 24-54 by Tuesday” or “Everyone turn to the map on page 376”. I know I’ve done that a lot of times when teaching. If that is (part of) the issue, perhaps the instructors don’t realize the challenge and could be persuaded to give reading lists or instructions differently?

Happy New Year!

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
The Office of Information Technology
The University of Alabama
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Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Corazon Napolis
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:04 PM
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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