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Who We Are
The AccessText Network is a membership exchange network that will facilitate and support the nationwide delivery of alternative files for students with diagnosed print-related disabilities. AccessText will serve as the national nucleus for post-secondary distribution of approved alternative textbook file exchanges, training, and technical support.
AccessText is a venture founded and supported by the Association of American Publishers and Higher Education textbook publishers. AccessText is administered through the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the University of Georgia, and the Alternative Media Access Center. AccessText is located at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
Driven by its members and a national advisory committee, AccessText will operate as a conduit between the publishing world and post-secondary institutions' disability programs.
AccessText will rely heavily on the expertise of state and national disability advocacy service organization including:
- Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) E-text Solution Group
- Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC) of the California Community Colleges
- The High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges
- Learning Disability Association of America (LDA)
- National Federation of the Blind
About AAP Higher Education and AccessText Member Publishers
AAP's Higher Education Committee serves the needs and interests of AAP members who publish for the post-secondary educational market. The committee works in a variety of ways to inform the media, the higher education community including faculty, administrators, college students and their families, and the general public about an industry that is producing the finest higher education instructional materials in the world.
The AccessText Network is funded through several publisher membership donations including:
- Bedford/St. Martin's, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers
- Cengage Learning
- CQ Press
- McGraw-Hill Education
- Pearson Education
- Reed Elsevier Inc.
- John Wiley & Sons
- W.W. Norton
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