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== AMAC - The Full Story ==
 
== AMAC - The Full Story ==
  
Through grass roots advocacy and the support of the disability community, the Governors Council on Development Disabilities, and the University System of Georgia, Noel Gregg , Ph.D., Director of the Regents Center on Learning Disorders (1993-2009) and Christopher Lee, Ph.D. co-founded the [http://www.amacusg.org Alternative Media Access Center]. On July 1, 2006, AMAC opened its doors at the [http://www.uga.edu University of Georgia] in Athens to serve students with print-related disabilities under the 35 [http://www.usg.edu Georgia Board of Regents] institutions.
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Through grass roots advocacy and the support of the disability community, the Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the University System of Georgia, Noel Gregg , Ph.D., Director of the Regents Center on Learning Disorders (1993-2009) and Christopher Lee, Ph.D. co-founded the [http://www.amacusg.org Alternative Media Access Center]. In July 2006, AMAC first opened its doors at the [http://www.uga.edu University of Georgia] in Athens to serve students with print-related disabilities under the 35 [http://www.usg.edu Georgia Board of Regents] institutions.  
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In 2010, AMAC transitioned its operations to the [http://www.gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology]. AMAC became a research and service center of Georgia Tech's [http://www.coa.gatech.edu College of Architecture] in 2013. Its offices relocated to the 1900's Block Candy Company building, a converted warehouse loft in the Means Street Historic District of midtown Atlanta. As a result of a rebranding process and the expansion of services, the Alternative Media Access Center discontinued using the name and began using just the acronym AMAC. It is now known as AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center.
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In 2017, AMAC underwent a brand refresh and simplified its name to AMAC Accessibility and updated its logo to blue and gold. A new AMAC website will be launched in fall 2017.
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Since its inception, AMAC's offerings have expanded to include:
 
Since its inception, AMAC's offerings have expanded to include:
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*Promoting publisher accessibility through national initiatives
 
*Promoting publisher accessibility through national initiatives
 
*Accessible document conversion to electronic, audio or braille formats
 
*Accessible document conversion to electronic, audio or braille formats
 
*Specialized assistive technology software
 
*Specialized assistive technology software
*Captioning and remote transcription
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*Accessible videos through captions and audio description
 
*Office management software development and deployment
 
*Office management software development and deployment
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*Remote real-time captioning
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AMAC now operates grants, contracts, memberships and fee for services throughout the United States.
 
AMAC now operates grants, contracts, memberships and fee for services throughout the United States.
  
On July 1, 2010, AMAC transitioned its operations to the [http://www.gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology] under the [http://www.innovate.gatech.edu Enterprise Innovation Institute]. On July 1, 2013, AMAC became a research and service center of Georgia Tech's [http://www.coa.gatech.edu College of Architecture]. AMAC's offices are located in the 1900's Block Candy Company, a converted warehouse loft in the Means Street Historic District of midtown Atlanta.
 
  
As a result of a rebranding process and the expansion of services in 2012, the Alternative Media Access Center began using just the acronym AMAC and discontinued using the name the Alternative Media Access Center.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:09, 25 July 2017


AMAC - The Full Story

Through grass roots advocacy and the support of the disability community, the Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the University System of Georgia, Noel Gregg , Ph.D., Director of the Regents Center on Learning Disorders (1993-2009) and Christopher Lee, Ph.D. co-founded the Alternative Media Access Center. In July 2006, AMAC first opened its doors at the University of Georgia in Athens to serve students with print-related disabilities under the 35 Georgia Board of Regents institutions.


In 2010, AMAC transitioned its operations to the Georgia Institute of Technology. AMAC became a research and service center of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture in 2013. Its offices relocated to the 1900's Block Candy Company building, a converted warehouse loft in the Means Street Historic District of midtown Atlanta. As a result of a rebranding process and the expansion of services, the Alternative Media Access Center discontinued using the name and began using just the acronym AMAC. It is now known as AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center.

In 2017, AMAC underwent a brand refresh and simplified its name to AMAC Accessibility and updated its logo to blue and gold. A new AMAC website will be launched in fall 2017.


Since its inception, AMAC's offerings have expanded to include:

  • Promoting publisher accessibility through national initiatives
  • Accessible document conversion to electronic, audio or braille formats
  • Specialized assistive technology software
  • Accessible videos through captions and audio description
  • Office management software development and deployment
  • Remote real-time captioning


AMAC now operates grants, contracts, memberships and fee for services throughout the United States.