[Athen] Book for an online student

Wink Harner foreigntype at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 14:10:37 PST 2019

Hi Robert et al ATHENITES,

We did this frequently at Southern Oregon University not just for students
in online classes but for all students (mostly all). We used Sugar Sync,
and online filesharing application, and would convert the books to the
appropriate format and upload the files to sugar sync, where the students
could logon and download wherever they happened to be.

There are a number of apps that are free that are efficient and easy to use
in this category, we chose one for the college that was a paid subscription
service, was not terribly expensive, but because we wanted to protect both
the privacy of the student and the copyright of the books we created
individual links for each student for their books and contract when or if
they downloaded the books or if other attempts were made to download the
books. The files are removed each semester. If a student needs it again, we
can reload the file for them.

If you need help with recommendations on cloud-based services, let us know.
Sure there are many of us online it would be happy to share recommendations.

This is more common than you might think! There are fairly simple ways of
dealing with it. Now you know :-)
Hope this helps.

Wink Harner
Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type

Portland OR
foreigntype at gmail.com

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quirks, misrecognitions, or errata .

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 1:16 PM Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu>

> Hello, I have an alternative format request from a student who is enrolled

> in one of our online programs and is not local. The publisher has not

> responded to a request for an alternative format version of this textbook.

> Normally, I would offer the student an in-house scan of the text, but this

> is hardly convenient given the student is not local. Has anyone else

> experienced this issue, and what did you do?


> Thanks,

> Robert



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