[Athen] comic book conversions?

Jane Berk BerkJ at macewan.ca
Mon Jan 22 15:29:24 PST 2018

Hi Heidi,
I wish we had a better solution, too. The ones we’ve done have had to basically be written out with a description of the graphics and then the text to accompany it. Lots of work! Hoping someone out there knows a better way!
Jane Berk
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Assistive Computer Technology Service
Services to Students with Disabilities
MacEwan University
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Heidi Scher
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 4:11 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] comic book conversions?

Hello everyone!

I hope your Monday has been more productive than our has been. Seems to be the day for strange issues and computer gremlins!

We have a student who has requested that the graphic novels (i.e. comic books) be converted for her class. The course uses a textbook plus 5 graphic novels. The student uses text-to-speech software (i.e. is not blind but does have a print-related disability).

Has anyone else had the request for graphic novels to be converted? How did you accomplish the task? These are obviously important course materials, but just not sure how to accomplish the task. (Hard to believe in 13+ years I've not dealt with this topic previously!) OCR will be a mess to attempt.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

Kind regards,

Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 209
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd
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