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 more than 20,000 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 below may not include some expenses such as the cost of purchasing a hard copy of the book or an administrative processing fee of $20.00. The minimum price for an alternative media order is $20.
E-Text Media Price and Description Information*
|Format||Price per Page||Description|
|PDF: Standardized Publisher||$0.12||Publisher-provided PDF that includes renumbered pages, bookmarks, and auto-tagging. Images and figures do not include alternative text descriptions.|
|PDF: OCR'd||$0.29||PDF created from the printed textbook/material being purchased, chopped, and scanned. OCR identifies reading order navigation (renumbered pages & bookmarks). PDF also contains auto-tagging of images and figures. Images and figures do not include alternative text descriptions.|
|PDF: Scan/Image||$0.08||PDF created from a scan. No OCR has been performed.|
|Word DOC||$0.32||Standardized Microsoft Word Documents includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3 and book page numbers). Alternative text descriptions are added to images and figures which need further description.|
Please note that MathML is recommended for STEM related material.
|MathML||Quote*||An application of XML that accurately reads mathematical equations and formulas. Used for STEM related material, MathML includes reading order navigation (including heading levels 1-3, and book page numbers), and alternative text on images and figures.|
|Audiobooks||$20 per book||Learning Ally format (audio only) with human narration. Books are available for download and playback with Learning Ally software.|
|DAISY 2.0 (Text Only)||$0.37||Text-only Daisy Talking Book that includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3), and alternative text on images and figures.|
|HTML||$0.37||HTML file includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3) and alternative text on images and figures.|
|PDF: Enhanced Tagged||Quote*||Publisher-provided PDF file that is enhanced to include reading order navigation (renumbered pages & bookmarks), manual tags (heading levels, paragraphs, lists and tables), and short-description alternative text on images and figures. DOC is the recommended format for students with visual impairments, see above for description.|
|PowerPoint||Quote*||PowerPoints include alternative text for all graphics, unique slide titles, correct reading order for each slide, and slide text will appear in the outline pane and be accessible to screen reading software.|
*AMAC will automatically send out a quote for any MathML, Enhanced Tagged PDF, or PowerPoint orders. 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.