Accessible Products & Services
|Accessible Products & Services Solutions|
Alternative Material Formats
Accessible formats include braille, large print, audio and digital text. Accessible materials afford the flexibility to meet the needs of a broad range of individuals with disabilities.
The chart below provides a brief overview of the material 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 these policies regarding the production of alternative material.
Note that the below prices may not include some expenses such as the cost of purchasing a hard copy of the book or minor administrative fees.
Additionally, if AMAC has already created the alternative media you need in the desired format for another customer, we pass along a 30% discount on all re-use orders. As a central digital repository with almost 20,000 titles in a variety of formats, this ensures AMAC provides excellent cost savings to our customers.
|Format||Price per Page||Description||Recommended User Examples||Assistive Technology Examples|
|PDF: Enhanced**||$0.87||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.||Cognitive
|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)|
|PDF: OCR'd||$0.29||PDF created from the printed textbook/material being purchased, chopped, and scanned. OCR (optical character recognition) identifies reading order navigation (renumbered pages & bookmarks). PDF also contains auto-tagging of images and figures.||Cognitive
|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)
|PDF: Standardized Publisher**||$0.12||Publisher-provided PDF that includes renumbered pages, bookmarks, and auto-tagging.||Cognitive
|Magnifying or Text-to-Speech software (e.g. PDF Equalizer and PDF Aloud)|
|PDF: Scan/Image||$0.08||PDF created from a scan. No OCR has been performed.||Vision Impaired||Magnifying software|
|Word DOC||$0.32||Styled Microsoft Word Document includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3 and book page numbers), and alternative text on images and figures.
Please note that MathML is recommended for STEM related material.
|Text-to-Speech software (e.g. Jaws and NVDA)|
|Math ML||TBD*||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.
BETA Product - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for format request.
|Internet Explorer 8 plus MathPlayer plugin and screenreader, or Math-enabled DAISY player such as Dolphin EasyReader or ReadHear by gh|
|HTML||$0.37||HTML file includes reading order navigation (heading levels 1-3) and alternative text on images and figures.||All Users||Text-to-Speech 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.||All Users||DAISY hardware players or software, mobile phones, MP3 players, or refreshable Braille displays|
|Audio on CD||TBD*||Learning Ally CD (audio only) with human narration. Books are delivered on physical media such as CD.||All Users||DAISY players, ReadHear by gh, iOS devices|
*Please contact Member Services
**Please note: the availability of both Enhanced PDF and Standardized Publisher PDF formats is contingent upon the availability of a source publisher file. In the event that a publisher cannot provide AMAC with a file, any PDF orders will be created from a scan of the physical book. The order will be fulfilled with a PDF: OCR'd media format.
The AMAC Assistive Technology Assessment is 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. The ATP certification is a generalist certification that covers a broad range of assistive technologies. Assistive Technology (AT) areas addressed by the program include: Seating and mobility, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), cognitive aids, computer access, electronic aids to daily living (EADL), sensory, recreation, environmental modification, accessible transportation and technology for learning disabilities. AMAC also provides assistive technology training services. AMAC AT services are support by the Tools for Life Program, and their TechMatch Project, which is located at AMAC.
Assistive technology assessments are price at a $450.00 flat rate. Training sessions are price at $125.00 per hour.
|Type||Description||Assistive Technology Examples|
|Embossed Braille||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.||Standard postal service to DSP office|
|Tactile Graphics||Used to convey non-textual information such as maps, paintings, graphs or diagrams.||N/A|
|Electronic Braille||Braille Ready File (BRF) electronic file format.||Refreshable braille display or Text-to-Speech software|
Captioning & Audio
All of AMAC's captioning services are available to AMAC members as fee-for-service, at fee levels that provide cost savings to our members.
|Captioning Service||Description||Recommended User Examples|
|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.
|Students, clients, trainees, or employees who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, have language-based learning disabilities, or ESL individuals|
|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.
|Students, clients, trainees, or employees who are late-deafened and accustomed to hearing all the elements of spoken language, or ESL individuals|
|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.||Students, clients, or trainees who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or ESL individuals desiring to learn online|
|Audio Products||Description||Recommended User Examples|
|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).||Users accessing your website or courses that may not have access to hearing the audio portions due to disability, environmental or technical limitations.|
|Transcripts||Written transcripts of audio only recordings (not fully accessible for video applications). Transcripts are provided in the following formats: .doc, PDF, .txt, RTF.||Users accessing your website or courses that may not have access to hearing the audio portions due to disability, environmental or technical limitations.|
|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.||Companies, organizations, or institutions desiring minutes of your meetings or events.|