Accessible Products & Services
Alternative Media Formats
Accessible formats include braille, electronic text, Learning Ally Audiobooks, captioned media, described media, and MathML. Please see AMAC's Production Policies for additional information.
AMAC maintains a central digital repository of alternative media textbooks that currently includes almost 30,000 titles in a variety of formats. Re-use orders on alternative media formats that AMAC has already produced receive a 30% discount.
Note: The prices per page listed below may not include some expenses such as the cost of purchasing a hard copy of the book or an administrative processing fee of $28.00. The minimum price for an alternative media order is $40.
E-Text Media Price and Description Information*
|Format||Price||Description of Accessible Features|
|PDF: Standardized Publisher||$0.12||Publisher-provided PDF files retain the same visual layout as the print textbook and include bookmarks for navigation. Text can be read aloud by screen readers with synchronized highlighting of text. Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options. Images do not have alt text descriptions.|
|PDF: OCR||$0.29||PDFs created from the printed textbook or source material being purchased, chopped, and scanned. The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process identifies reading order, and bookmarks are added for navigation. Text can be read aloud by screen readers with synchronized highlighting of text. Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options. Images do not have alt text descriptions.|
|PDF: Scanned Image||$0.08||PDFs created from a basic scan of the book. All pages are images and no OCR has been performed, so the text is not accessible to screen readers. Images do not have alt text descriptions.|
|PDF: Enhanced Tagged||Quote*||Publisher-provided PDF files that are enhanced with manual tagging of heading levels, paragraphs, lists, and tables to improve reading order. These files retain the same visual layout as the print textbook and include bookmarks for navigation. Text can be read aloud by screen readers with synchronized highlighting of text. Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options. Alt text descriptions are provided for all images.|
|MS Word DOC||$0.32||DOCs are best for students who use screen reading software such as JAWS and are formatted in a single column layout. Three levels of headings and page numbers are included, reading order is determined manually, and alt text descriptions are provided for all images except for decorative images and images with adequate captions.|
Please note that MathML is recommended for STEM related material.
|MS Word DOC: Long Description||Quote*||DOCs with long description are available for students who request complete and comprehensive alt text descriptions of all images. DOCs are best for students who use screen reading software such as JAWS and are formatted in a single column layout. Three levels of headings and page numbers are included, and reading order is determined manually.|
|HTML||$0.37||HTML files include three levels of headings that provide navigation, reading order is determined, and alt text descriptions are provided for all images except for decorative images and images with adequate captions.|
|MathML||Quote*||MathML files include all the features of our accessible HTML files, plus all equations and symbols are accessible to screen readers and are pronounced according to MathSpeak guidelines.|
|Learning Ally Audiobooks||$20 per book||Books are downloaded and read with Learning Ally software. These files are audio only, and are read aloud with human narration, not synthetic speech.|
|DAISY||$0.37||DAISY files are read by Dolphin EasyReader, which has a wide range of voices. These files include three levels of headings, correct reading order, and alt text descriptions are provided for all images except for all images except for decorative images and images with adequate captions.|
|PowerPoint||Quote*||Each PowerPoint slide has a unique descriptive title, all images and tables are fully described, and the reading order is determined for all objects on the slide. Also, all content will be placed in accessible content boxes that will be read aloud by screen readers.|
|Course Packets or Supplements||See PDF or DOC pricing||Course Packets, Readings, and Supplemental Materials may be remediated into accessible PDF or Microsoft Word Doc formats. However, materials with poor resolution, illegible text, or difficult to read fonts may yield significant spelling errors or text that needs to be scanned as an image. If scans are of poor quality, we will contact the customer to either cancel the order or communicate what cannot be made accessible.|
*AMAC will automatically send out a quote for any MathML, Enhanced Tagged PDF, Long Description Microsoft Word DOC, or PowerPoint order. If you do not yet have an AMAC membership, please contact member services.
Braille Price and Description Information*
|Braille Code||Standard Price||Deluxe Price (10% off)|
*The above pricing is considered an estimate and could change based on complexity of request. Please submit a quote request before placing an order.
Captioning and Described Media Services Information*
|Remote real-time captioning (text interpreting)||Can be provided in any environment that has an Internet connection. Our captionists will listen to your live event or class remotely and provide access for your client(s) or student(s) by real-time text interpreting of the spoken information.
Text Interpreting is a meaning-based or summarized account of the spoken message. It includes significant information delivered by the speaker, without all of the extraneous nuances of spoken language, which may sometimes be difficult to understand by those with hearing loss or language-based disabilities. Notes of the session are sent to the student/recipient as an RTF document within 24 hours of the event.
|Remote real-time CART||Can be provided in any environment that has an Internet connection. Our captionists will listen to your live event or class remotely and provide access for your client(s) or student(s) in real-time.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is provided remotely when access to every single word is necessary. CART is a verbatim account of everything that is spoken. CART is most effective for providing access to late-deafened adults who are accustomed to hearing all the elements of spoken language or ESL individuals. Transcripts of the session are sent to the student/recipient as an RTF document within 24 hours of the event.
|Asynchronous text interpreting (online learning)||Created at AMAC as a solution to accommodate students in online learning courses. A benefit of asynchronous online learning (not at the same time as the teacher presents) is the flexibility of viewing anytime the student chooses – students who need access to the audio components of online courses should have this same benefit. The audio components of any course can be text interpreted and the transcript viewed anytime the student chooses, asynchronously.
|Captioned media||AMAC-added captions to movies, podcasts, or clips created from your courses or programs. Captioned media is provided in the following formats: .wmv, .mov, .mpeg, or DVD (additional cost).
|Transcripts||Written transcripts of audio only recordings (not fully accessible for video applications). Transcripts are provided in the following formats: .doc, PDF, .txt, RTF.
|Professional minute writing||Provides a professional transcript of your event or meeting when the dialogue needs to be archived or made accessible for a later date. This product is provided only when you record your event or by remote internet connection. Minutes are provided in the following formats: .doc, PDF, .txt, RTF. Telephone connections are not possible.
|Audio Description||Audio Description involves the accessibility of visual images present in various forms of multimedia (and other content) for individuals who are blind or have visual impairments. AMAC Accessibility can help turn your videos and multimedia that have important visual content into fully accessible, described media. By adding vivid, succinct, and objective narrated descriptions of prescient visual content between existing sounds and dialogue, we can help ensure that blind and visually impaired persons experience what sighted individuals take for granted.
*Please contact the Captioning and Described Media Services Manager for current pricing information.
Other AMAC Services Information *
|Assistive Technology Assessment||An individualized tailored report, which includes recommendations based on academic and/or workplace environments. A certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) administers the assessment in a one-on-one session. More information on AT Assessments.
|SAM||The Student Accommodation Manager is a secure, web-based database application designed to help postsecondary Disability Service Providers manage student data, disabilities, accommodations, case notes, and much more. More information on SAM.
*Please contact the sales manager for current pricing information.