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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 Repository
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 per Page How It's Made Accessible Features
PDF: Standardized Publisher $0.12 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. Quick turnaround time.

Same layout as the print textbook. Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy 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.

PDF: OCR Simple: $0.29

Complex: $0.48

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. Same layout as the print textbook.

Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy 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. The OCR process takes longer than the options above, but the reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.

PDF: Scanned Image $0.08 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. Quick turnaround time.

Same layout as the print textbook. Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy navigation.

PDF: Enhanced Tagged Quoted Project

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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. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all Enhanced Tagged PDF orders. Same layout as the print textbook.

Bookmarks and correct page numbers for easy 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 images. These PDF files take the longest to produce, but the reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience.

MS Word Doc Simple: $0.32

Complex: $0.59

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 alt 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. Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.

The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience. Alt text descriptions are provided for images.

MS Word Doc: Long Description Quoted Project

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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. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all MS Word Doc with Long Description orders. Three levels of headings and page numbers are included for quick navigation.

The reading order is optimized for a better screen reading experience. Comprehensive alt text descriptions are provided for images and they are clearly indicated within the document with “Image starts” and “Image ends.”

DAISY Simple: $0.37

Complex: $0.73

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 alt text on images. 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. Alt text descriptions are provided for images.

EPUB Standard: $0.45

Complex: $0.81 Complex with Alt Text: $1.05

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 alt text on images. 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 alt text descriptions for images, depending on preference.

HTML Simple: $0.37

Complex: $0.73

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 alt text on images. 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. Alt text descriptions are provided for images.

Learning Ally Audiobook $40.00 per book for USG and Deluxe Members 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. 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.

PowerPoint Quoted Project

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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. AMAC will automatically send out a quote for all PowerPoint orders. 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 alt text to describe the column headers.


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. Please submit a quote request before placing an order.


Captioning and Described Media Services Information*


AMAC Membership Type USG and High Volume Customers Deluxe Post Secondary Basic Post Secondary, Corporate, Government, and Non-Profit
Real-Time Remote Captioning Services Price per Hour Price per Hour Price per Hour
Captioning or Text Interpreting (C-Print) $46.80 $49.40 $52.00


CART or Near-Verbatim Text $99.00 $104.50 $110.00


Large Audience or Commencement CART: 1st Hour $170.00 $170.00 $170.00


Large Audience or Commencement CART: After 1st Hour $140.00 $140.00 $140.00


Webinar CART $140.00 $140.00 $140.00


Captioned Media: Standard Price per Minute Price per Minute Price per Minute
Discount 10% 5% 0%


Transcript Only $2.25 $2.38 $2.50


Captions Only (Transcripts Provided by Recipient) $1.53 $1.62 $1.70


Transcript and Captions $3.78 $3.99 $4.20


Captioned Media Processing Fee $2.00 $2.00 $2.00


Captioned Media: Complex Price per Minute Price per Minute Price per Minute
Discount 10% 5% 0%


Transcript Only $2.75 $2.88 $3.00


Captions Only (Transcripts Provided by Recipient) $2.03 $2.12 $2.20


Transcript and Captions $4.28 $4.49 $4.70


Captioned Media Processing Fee $2.00 $2.00 $2.00


Audio Description Price per Minute Price per Minute Price per Minute
Discount 10% 5% 0%


Standard $8.55 $9.03 $9.50


Complex $11.70 $12.35 $13.00


Per Order Processing Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00


24-48 Hour Turnaround Per Minute Per Minute Per Minute
Expedited Fee $1.00 $1.00 $1.00


Open Caption Fee Per Minute Per Minute Per Minute
Fee $0.25 $0.25 $0.25



*Please contact the Captioning and Described Media Services Manager for current pricing information.

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.