Thursday, November 5, 2009

Textbooks for Students with Disabilities

Hundreds of American colleges are joining up with a Georgia-based program which gives students with disabilities easier access to class materials than ever before. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlighted the growth of AccessText Network, an online database that allows students with visual impairments, dyslexia, and other reading difficulties easy access to special textbooks. AccessText contains donations from the following publishers:

* 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

To take advantage of this resource, students should contact the disability services at their universities to inquire whether they are part of the AccessText network.

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