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Alternative Media Formats
Accessible formats include braille, electronic text, Learning Ally Audiobooks, captioned media, and described media. Please see AMAC's Production Policies for additional information.

AMAC Repository
AMAC maintains a central digital repository of alternative media textbooks that currently includes almost 35,000 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 $40.00.


E-Text Media Price and Description Information*


Format Price per Page Features How It's Made
PDF: Standardized Publisher $0.14
  • Quick turnaround time.
  • Same layout as the print textbook.
  • Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
  • Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
  • Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
We obtain a file from the publisher, assemble it with proper page numbers, reduce the file size, add metadata, and create bookmarks for easy navigation.
PDF: OCR Simple: $0.35


Complex: $0.54

  • Same layout as the print textbook.
  • Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
  • Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
  • Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
  • The OCR process takes longer than a Scanned Image PDF or Standardized Publisher PDF, but the reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
When the publisher file is unavailable, we buy, chop, and scan the book and use Optical Character Recognition software to make it accessible. The final file has proper tags, optimized reading order, pagination, bookmarks, and metadata.
PDF: Scanned Image $0.10
  • Quick turnaround time.
  • Same layout as the print textbook.
  • Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
  • Students can easily magnify the text and images.
When we encounter graphic novels with handwritten fonts and PDFs with many phonetic symbols or accent marks that are difficult for OCR software to translate into text, we scan the book, correct the page numbers, add metadata, and create bookmarks for easy navigation.
PDF: Enhanced Tagged Quoted Project

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  • Same layout as the print textbook.
  • Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
  • Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
  • Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
  • Alternate text descriptions are provided for images.
  • These PDF files take the longest to produce, but the reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
We obtain a PDF file from the publisher and then enhance it by tagging all heading levels, paragraphs, lists, and tables to improve the reading order. These files retain the same visual layout as the print textbook and include bookmarks for navigation. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all Enhanced Tagged PDF orders.
MS Word Doc Simple: $0.38


Complex: $0.66

  • Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
  • The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
  • Alternate text descriptions are provided for images.
We use Optical Character Recognition software to create and export an accessible MS Word Doc file. The final file has optimized reading order, three levels of headings, pagination, and metadata. We also include brief alternate text on images. MS Word Doc files are formatted in a single column layout and are best for students who use screen reading software such as JAWS or NVDA.
MS Word Doc: Long Description Quoted Project

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  • Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
  • The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
  • Comprehensive alternate text descriptions are provided for images and these are clearly indicated within the document with “Image starts” and “Image ends.”
We use Optical Character Recognition software to create and export an accessible MS Word Doc file. The final file has optimized reading order, three levels of headings, pagination, and metadata. MS Word Doc files are formatted in a single column layout and are best for students who use screen reading software such as JAWS or NVDA. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all MS Word Doc with Long Description orders.
DAISY Simple: $0.44


Complex: $0.72

  • DAISY files are read by Dolphin EasyReader, which has a wide range of voices to choose from.
  • Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
  • The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
  • Alternate text descriptions are provided for images.
We use Optical Character Recognition software to create and export an accessible file that we then convert to DAISY format so it can be accessed with Dolphin EasyReader software. The final file has optimized reading order, three levels of headings, pagination, and metadata. We also include brief alternate text on images.
EPUB Simple without Alt Text: $0.45


Simple with Alt Text: $0.50


Complex without Alt Text: $0.81


Complex with Alt Text: $1.05

  • EPUBs feature reflowable content, resizable images and tables, and adjustable font sizes and colors, offering a highly customizable experience for students.
  • EPUBs can be read with multiple readers and software packages, and many new devices come with an EPUB reader built in.
  • The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
  • We offer EPUBs with or without alternate text descriptions for images, depending on preference.
We use Optical Character Recognition software to create and export an accessible file that we then convert to EPUB format so it can be accessed with various readers, such as iBooks for OS/iOS, Microsoft Edge, Readium, and Dolphin EasyReader 7. The final file has optimized reading order, three levels of headings, pagination, and metadata. We also include brief alternate text on images.
HTML Simple: $0.44


Complex: $0.72

  • HTML files are read by web browsers, which are free and easy for users to customize.
  • Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
  • The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
  • Alternate text descriptions are provided for images.
We use Optical Character Recognition software to create and export an accessible file that we then convert to HTML format so it can be accessed with a browser. The final file has optimized reading order, three levels of headings, pagination, and metadata. We also include brief alternate text on images.
Learning Ally Audiobook $40.00 per book for USG and Deluxe Members
  • Books are downloaded and read with Learning Ally software.
  • These files are audio only, and are read aloud with human narration, not synthetic speech.
  • Students can navigate through the audio file by headings or page numbers.
We partner with Learning Ally and will search their library to see if the book is available. If it is, we create an account for your student with Learning Ally and provide instructions for logging in and accessing their digital bookshelf.
PowerPoint Quoted Project

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  • Slides are given unique titles for clear navigation.
  • All content, objects, and spacing are adjusted for a better experience with screen reading software.
  • Comprehensive alt text descriptions are provided for images.
  • All tables are made fully accessible and include structural alternate text to describe the column headers.
Provide us with a PowerPoint presentation, and we will make it fully accessible so that it clears the accessibility check. We determine the reading order of objects on slides to improve the screen reading experience. Tables are made accessible with structural alt text, and all images are given comprehensive alt text. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all PowerPoint orders.


Braille Price and Description Information*


Braille Type Specialized Code(s) or Guidelines Utilized Subject Matter or Content Description Base per Page Price Deluxe and USG Price (10% Off) Lead-Time Required from Signed Quote for Deluxe or USG Discount

Braille: UEB Technical UEB Technical Contains a significant amount a computer notation or any text written in a formal syntax that is designed to allow computers to utilize the text directly for technical purposes related to the computer itself. $6.34 $5.71 45 days


Braille: Foreign Language Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB, World Braille Usage, International Phonetic Alphabet Contains a significant amount of text in a language other than English. Although IPA isn't a language it is a system for representing pronunciation in written form and used often in linguistics. $6.34 $5.71 30 days


Braille: Illustration Codebook or guidelines followed will depend on subject matter but won't affect pricing. Project where only material needed in a tactile format is requested (maps, charts, diagrams, figures, etc.) $12.00 $10.80 30 days


Braille: Literary Contains very little, if any, content requiring the use of a specialized code for conversion. $4.67 $4.20 30 days


Braille: Nemeth (Math) Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision, Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts Contains a significant amount of technical literature (mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, etc.) $6.34 $5.71 30 days


Braille: Music Music Braille Code Contains a significant amount of musical notation. $6.67 $6.00 45 days


Braille: Nemeth (Science) Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision, Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts Contains a significant amount of technical literature (mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, etc.) $6.34 $5.71 30 days


Braille: Graphic Novel Complete project of comic book type art and dialogue. $6.34 $5.71 30 days


Braille: Exams Free Free 21 days



*The above pricing is considered an estimate and could change based on complexity of request. Before we begin work on a braille order, we require an approved quote. Submit a braille quote


Captioning and Described Media Services Information


Service Description
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. Captioning is also available for webinars and large events.
*Please contact the Captioning and Described Media Services team to learn more.
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. Captioning is also available for webinars and large events.
*Please contact the Captioning and Described Media Services team for a quote.
Captioned Media AMAC adds captions to video content used in the classroom, on an e-learning platform, or anywhere else. We provide a wide variety of closed caption formats for use on the Web, on social media, and in broadcast TV studios. We can also produce open captions, with the captions (“subtitles”) permanently overlaid onto the video, so you never have to worry about how to toggle the captions on or off. Our announced turn-around time is 7-14 business days for captioned media, with an option to request expedited delivery (2 business days) for more time-sensitive projects.


Transcripts Written transcripts of audio only recordings (not fully accessible for video applications). Transcripts are provided in the following formats: .doc, PDF, .txt, RTF. Our announced turn-around time is 7-14 business days for transcription. Certainly we are able to complete a project with a faster turn-around time for our members, just let us know at order entry.


Audio Description Audio Description is a method of creating accessibility for visual images present in video media for individuals who have vision related disabilities. AMAC Accessibility can make your media fully accessible by adding vivid, succinct, and objectively narrated descriptions of prescient visual content. We can help ensure that persons with vision related disabilities experience what sighted individuals take for granted.



*Please contact the Captioning and Described Media Services team for a quote.

Other AMAC Services Information *


Service Description
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.