[Athen] Pagination issues in Alt Format

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Jan 3 10:12:18 PST 2018

The issue with page numbers being accurate is because many instructors indicate read pages NN-NN. If the accessible copy has different page numbers, then the student doesn’t read the correct material. Also, if referencing the reading, page numbers are important. And lastly, even if the instructor says, “read chapter 7.” And the table of contents says chapter 7 starts on page 93, then the accessible copy needs to have chapter 7 start on page 93 as well to make it easier to find. Yes, markup navigation is possible, but not always the best way to find the correct part of the book.

So, the issue really isn’t having the accessible and print match for the student to follow as it is having them match for other reasons.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

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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