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<span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif">Accessible formats include braille, electronic text, Learning Ally Audiobooks, captioned media, and described media. Please see [http://www.cidi.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php/AMAC_Production_Policies AMAC's Production Policies] for additional information.</span>
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|Alternative Media is any material (such as textbooks, electronic documents, or exams) that an individual requires to be converted into an accessible format.  Typical examples include electronic text, Braille, or captioning. Currently, AMAC offers an extensive list of alternative solutions including Adobe PDFs, Microsoft Word Documents, HTML, Daisy Talking Books, MathML, braille and tactile graphics, Remote Real-Time Captioning (Text Interpreting) and CART, and Captioned Media.
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'''<span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif"> Repository</span>'''<br/>
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<span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif">We maintain a central digital repository of alternative media textbooks that currently includes almost 38,000 titles in a variety of formats.
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Re-use orders on alternative media formats that we have already produced receive a 30% discount.</span>
  
==Choosing an Accessible Product or Service==
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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.<br/>
AMAC advocates accessibility for all through the principles of Universal Design for Learning.
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===E-Text Media Price and Description Information*===
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Our products and their prices are listed below. If you would like further information, we have created infographics that list our file formats according to their [https://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Accessible_E-Text_File_Features accessibility features] and according to [https://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wiki/index.php?title=E-Text_Files_for_Different_Users the user's disability or need]. This brief video on [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_IR4ZCBzMU&list=PL5hYSAF7G4rmHK8pCBH8UdZHY3cAqNFfL&index=10 Choosing the Right Accessible File Format] may also provide some guidance and an overview of our services.
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! style="text-align: center;  background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(4, 52, 114)" | <span style="color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">How It's Made</span></span></span>
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''PDF: Standardized Publisher'''</span></span></span>
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| $0.14
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*Quick turnaround time.
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*Same layout as the print textbook.
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*Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
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*Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
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*Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
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| 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.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''PDF: OCR'''</span></span></span>
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| Simple: $0.35
 
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Complex: $0.54
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*Same layout as the print textbook.
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*Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
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*Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
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*Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
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*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.
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| 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.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''PDF: Scanned Image'''</span></span></span>
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| $0.10
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*Quick turnaround time.
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*Same layout as the print textbook.
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*Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
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*Students can easily magnify the text and images.
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| 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.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''PDF: Enhanced Tagged'''</span></span></span>
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| Quoted Project
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[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/etext-quote.php Request Quote]
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*Same layout as the print textbook.
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*Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.
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*Text can be read aloud by text to speech software with synchronized highlighting of text.
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*Students can easily magnify the text or change color contrast options.
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*Alternative text descriptions are provided for images.
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*These PDF files take the longest to produce, but the reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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| 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. We will automatically send out a quote for all Enhanced Tagged PDF orders.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''MS Word Doc'''</span></span></span>
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| Simple: $0.38
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Complex: $0.66
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*Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
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*The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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*Alternative text descriptions are provided for images.
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| 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 alternative 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.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''MS Word Doc: Long Description'''</span></span></span>
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| Quoted Project
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[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/etext-quote.php Request Quote]
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*Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
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*The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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*Comprehensive alternative text descriptions are provided for images and these are clearly indicated within the document with “Image starts” and “Image ends.”
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| 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. We will automatically send out a quote for all MS Word Doc with Long Description orders.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''DAISY'''</span></span></span>
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| Simple: $0.44
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Complex: $0.72
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*DAISY files are read by Dolphin EasyReader, which has a wide range of voices to choose from.
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*Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
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*The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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*Alternative text descriptions are provided for images.
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| 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 alternative text on images.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''EPUB'''</span></span></span>
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| Simple without Alt Text: $0.45
 
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Access to the information in instructional materials can be limiting, when the material is only presented in a standard printed format. Many of the skills and senses needed to process printed material can exclude persons with print related disabilities from accessing the information they contain.  
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Simple with Alt Text: $0.50
  
There are several factors to consider when choosing an alternative media format.
 
  
*'''Type of Disability'''
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Complex without Alt Text: $0.81
:For example, someone who is blind or visually impaired could require braille or electronic text with images/pictures described (alt text), while someone with cognitive reading disabilities might need electronic text without images/pictures described.
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*'''Type of Material'''
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:The document’s subject material (either instructional or informational) can make an important difference.  Correspondingly, if the text contains graphs or pictures, the lack of alt text makes text to speech software inadequate.
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*'''Type of Assistive Technology''' (AT)
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:Specific AT is designed for user’s disability access needs and formats, such as text to speech tools or screen magnifiers.
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*'''Type of Learner'''
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:An individual’s learning style (e.g. visual, auditory, or tactile) plays an important part in choosing a file format.  For example, maintaining images within the text may be more important to visual learners, while auditory learners benefit more from hearing the text read aloud.
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==AMAC Alternative Media Formats==
 
The chart below provides a brief overview of the media formats currently offered, in addition to recommended user and assistive technology examples.  All formats are tested with assistive technology to ensure quality and compliance, and file size is adjusted for usability and delivery.  In order to ensure efficient and timely response to our customers, AMAC implements [[AMAC Production Policies | these policies]] regarding the production of alternative media.
 
 
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Complex with Alt Text: $1.05
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*EPUBs feature reflowable content, resizable images and tables, and adjustable font sizes and colors, offering a highly customizable experience for students.
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*EPUBs can be read with multiple readers and software packages, and many new devices come with an EPUB reader built in.
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*The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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*We offer EPUBs with or without alternative text descriptions for images, depending on preference.
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| 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 alternative text on images.
 
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|'''PDF: Enhanced'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''HTML'''</span></span></span>
|$0.87
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| Simple: $0.44
|Publisher-provided PDF file that is enhanced to include reading order navigation (renumbered pages & bookmarks), manual tags (heading levels, paragraphs, lists and tables), and alternative text on images and figures.
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|Cognitive<br>Vision Impaired<br>Blind
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Complex: $0.72
|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)
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*HTML files are read by web browsers, which are free and easy for users to customize.
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*Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.
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*The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.
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*Alternative text descriptions are provided for images.
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| 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 alternative text on images.
 
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|'''PDF: OCR'd
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Learning Ally Audiobook'''</span></span></span>
|$0.29
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| $40.00 per book for USG and Deluxe Members
|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.
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|Cognitive<br>Vision Impaired
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*Books are downloaded and read with Learning Ally software.
|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)
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*These files are audio only, and are read aloud with human narration, not synthetic speech.  
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*Students can navigate through the audio file by headings or page numbers.
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| 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.
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''PowerPoint'''</span></span></span>
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| Quoted Project
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*Slides are given unique titles for clear navigation.
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*All content, objects, and spacing are adjusted for a better experience with screen reading software.
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*Comprehensive alt text descriptions are provided for images.
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*All tables are made fully accessible and include structural alternative text to describe the column headers.
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| 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. We will automatically send out a quote for all PowerPoint orders.
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===Braille Price and Description Information*===
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|'''PDF: Standardized Publisher
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|$0.12
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|Publisher-provided PDF that includes renumbered pages, bookmarks, and auto-tagging.
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|Cognitive<br>Vision Impaired
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|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)
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! style="text-align: center;  vertical-align: top;  background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(4, 52, 114)" | <span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">Deluxe Price (10% Off)</span></span></span>
 
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|'''PDF: Scan/Image
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: UEB Technical'''</span></span></span>
|$0.08
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| UEB Technical
|PDF created from a scan. No OCR has been performed.
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| 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.  
|Vision Impaired
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| $6.34
|Magnifying software
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| $5.71
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| '''Word DOC'''
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|$0.32
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| Styled Microsoft Word Document includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3 and book page numbers), and alternative text on images and figures.<br>
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''Please note that MathML is recommended for STEM related material.''
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|Vision Impaired<br>Blind
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|Text-to-Speech software (e.g. Jaws and NVDA)
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| '''Math ML'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Foreign Language'''</span></span></span>
|TBD*
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| Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB, World Braille Usage, International Phonetic Alphabet
| 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. <br>
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| 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.  
''BETA Product - please contact amacsales@amac.gatech.edu for format request.''
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| $6.34
| Cognitive<br>Vision Impaired<br>Blind
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| $5.71
|MathPlayer, ReadHear by gh
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|'''HTML'''
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|$0.37
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|HTML file includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3) and alternative text on images and figures.
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|All Users
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|Text-to-Speech software
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|'''DAISY 2.0 (Text Only)'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Illustration'''</span></span></span>
|$0.37
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| Codebook or guidelines followed will depend on subject matter but won't affect pricing.
|Text-only Daisy Talking Book that includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3), and alternative text on images and figures.  
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| Project where only material needed in a tactile format is requested (maps, charts, diagrams, figures, etc.)
|All Users
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|DAISY hardware players or software, mobile phones, MP3 players, or refreshable Braille displays
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|'''Audio on CD'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Literary'''</span></span></span>
|TBD*
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|Learning Ally CD (audio only) with human narration. Books are delivered on physical media such as CD.
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| Contains very little, if any, content requiring the use of a specialized code for conversion.  
|All Users
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|DAISY players, ReadHear by gh, iOS devices
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==Braille==
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30 days
Formats available for braille readers who are vision impaired, blind, or Deaf-Blind  [[pricing|(pricing)]]
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| Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision, Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts
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| Contains a significant amount of technical literature (mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, etc.)
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| '''Embossed Braille'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Music'''</span></span></span>
|These pages employ embossed dots evenly arranged in quadrangular letter spaces or cells, allowing touch reading for the blind. Different braille codes include: literary, foreign, Nemeth, computer, and music.
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| Music Braille Code
| Standard postal service to DSP office
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| Contains a significant amount of musical notation.  
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| $6.67
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|'''Tactile Graphics'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Graphic Novel'''</span></span></span>
|Used to convey non-textual information such as maps, paintings, graphs or diagrams.  
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| Complete project of comic book type art and dialogue.
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| $6.34
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| $5.71
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|'''Electronic Braille'''
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Braille: Exams'''</span></span></span>
|Braille Ready File (BRF) electronic file format.
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|Refreshable Braille display or Text-to-Speech software
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==Captioning & Audio Products and Services (CAPS) ==
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| style="background-color: rgb(233, 171, 34)" | <span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">'''Remote Real-Time Captioning (Text Interpreting)'''</span></span></span>
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| style="text-align:left" | 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. <br/><nowiki>*</nowiki>Please contact the [mailto:caps@amac.gatech.edu?subject=CDMS%Quote%Request Captioning and Described Media Services] team to learn more.<br/>
  
 
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| style="text-align:left" | 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.<br/><nowiki>*</nowiki>Please contact the [mailto:caps@amac.gatech.edu?subject=CDMS%Quote%Request Captioning and Described Media Services] team for a quote.<br/>
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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format RTF] document within 24 hours of the event.   
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|'''C'''ommunication '''A'''ccess '''R'''ealtime '''T'''ranslation (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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format RTF] document within 24 hours of the event.
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|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.
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| AMAC-added captions to movies, podcasts, or clips created from your courses or programs. Captioned media is provided in the following formats: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Video .wmv], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.mov .mov], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpeg-1 .mpeg], or DVD (additional cost).
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|Written transcripts of audio only recordings (not fully accessible for video applications). Transcripts are provided in the following formats: .doc, PDF, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_file .txt], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format RTF].
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|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, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_file .txt], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format RTF]. Telephone connections are not possible.
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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.

Repository
We maintain a central digital repository of alternative media textbooks that currently includes almost 38,000 titles in a variety of formats. Re-use orders on alternative media formats that we have 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*

Our products and their prices are listed below. If you would like further information, we have created infographics that list our file formats according to their accessibility features and according to the user's disability or need. This brief video on Choosing the Right Accessible File Format may also provide some guidance and an overview of our services.

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.
  • Alternative 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. We 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.
  • Alternative 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 alternative 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 alternative 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. We 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.
  • Alternative 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 alternative 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 alternative 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 alternative 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.
  • Alternative 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 alternative 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 alternative 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. We 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 Price (10% Off) Lead-Time Required from Signed Quote for Deluxe 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 & 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: Music Music Braille Code Contains a significant amount of musical notation. $6.67 $6.00

45 days

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

30 days

Braille: Exams See rates above 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 We add 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. We 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 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.