[Athen] Conversion Request for Non-Required Textbook

Justin Romack justinr at disability.tamu.edu
Mon Feb 10 09:28:13 PST 2020

What prompted the request?

Is it supplemental material to aid in their understanding of the course content?

Or is it a book they want to read for fun?


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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Mary Popish
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:15 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Conversion Request for Non-Required Textbook

Hello all,

A student reached out to our alternate formats team to see whether we could cut, scan, and rebind a textbook that they purchased that was not required for their course of study. The student offered to cover the cost, since the book isn't required.

It's my understanding of copyright law and the Chaffee Amendment that we wouldn't be able to do this, since the text is not required. Am I correct?

If not, please let me know! And if so, I'd love any suggestions from folks who have had similar requests about how you explained why you couldn't process the book. (Outside of sorry, it's the law -- or maybe that's all I need to say!) I'm anticipating a follow up question from the student offering to pay again. If anyone has language they've used to explain this situation to other students in the past, I'd appreciate if you could share.

Thanks so much,

Mary Popish
Adaptive Technology Specialist & Alternate Formats Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

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