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AMAC can provide textbooks in several different formats depending upon individual student needs.
 
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**These texts are obtained from [http://www.rfbd.org Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic] and are audio only versions of the book read aloud by volunteers around the country.  
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**You must have special hardware ([[Hardware#Victor_Vibe|Victor Vibe]], [[Hardware#Victor_Wave|Victor Wave]], or [[Hardware#Victor_Stream|Victor Stream]]) or software ([[Software#VictorReader_Software|Victor Reader]]) to play these CDs.
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::These books are provided on compact disk to your school's service provider for you to pick up.
* '''Electronic Text'''
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::You must have special hardware ([[Hardware#Victor_Vibe|Victor Vibe]], [[Hardware#Victor_Wave|Victor Wave]], or [[Hardware#Victor_Stream|Victor Stream]]) or software ([[Software#VictorReader_Software|Victor Reader]]) to play these CDs.
** Electronic Text or E-Text files are pdf formatted text files from images of the actual book pages. These files can be read using most any text-to-speech (TTS) program you have access to.
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::If you have need of a file type other than pdf, please discuss your needs with your service provider at your school.
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::[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille Braille] is a special format for students who are blind that uses a series of raised dots on paper to represent letters and numbers.
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Revision as of 16:32, 27 February 2009

Book / Media Help
Stack of 3 books Here is where you will find answers to your questions about books provided by AMAC.
 

Book Format Options

AMAC can provide textbooks in several different formats depending upon individual student needs.

Audio on CD
These texts are obtained from Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic and are audio only versions of the book read aloud by volunteers around the country.
These books are provided on compact disk to your school's service provider for you to pick up.
You must have special hardware (Victor Vibe, Victor Wave, or Victor Stream) or software (Victor Reader) to play these CDs.
Electronic Text
Electronic Text or E-Text files are pdf formatted text files from images of the actual book pages.
These files can be read using most any text-to-speech (TTS) program you have access to.
If you have need of a file type other than pdf, please discuss your needs with your service provider at your school.
Braille
Braille is a special format for students who are blind that uses a series of raised dots on paper to represent letters and numbers.


Book Status

Students can check on the status of their book orders from the Student Center

  1. Log in to your Student Center account
  2. Select the book order you want to check on
  3. Look in the Order Status column to see if your book has been completed

If you can't find the information you need, call or email the Help Desk.

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Downloading Books

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Book Quality

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