[Athen] Pearson

Martin, Susan smartin at necc.mass.edu
Tue Jan 16 17:56:48 PST 2018

Thanks for contributing Pam.


Susan J Martin M.Ed. Director

Learning Accommodations Center

Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliot Street, Haverhill MA 01830

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu> on behalf of LaBella, Pam <plabella at necc.mass.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:48 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Pearson

So far I had one book available in ePub format
When I ordered the book file I left them a message letting them know I needed a format that can use text to speech software
They responded right away saying a PDF file would be better and sent it right away

No issues


Pam LaBella
Assistive Technology/Alternative Text Specialist
The Learning Accommodations Center
Northern Essex Community College
Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center SC105
100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Tel# 978-556-3705

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kluesner, Bryon
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:45 PM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Pearson

Athen friends

Interesting scenario with Pearson. They sent me an email stating a text I requested was available as ePub through Vital Source. This has occurred at least a half dozen times. I replied back with the following:
The students I work with use Kurzweil for their reading. While I appreciate the fact that the ePub files are compliant and accessible, I do not think my students would even want to learn another process to access their books other than the PDF format I have been providing. This style of alternate texts does not meet the need of my students. I would like to know if there are PDF files available instead?
I am going to reply back to let them know we are a Kurzweil campus and re-request the title in PDF format.
Has anyone else had an issue with this and push back from Pearson?

Bryon Kluesner, RhD
Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Adjunct Professor
College of Health, Education & Professional Studies

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