Student communicating with female staff member through assistive technology
A male student communicating via sign language to a female staff member
Dog guiding a visually impaired student

Procurement

Resources from TBR:  

Accessibility Initiative (Forms)

There are three (3) forms to send to vendors:  Accessibility Statement, WCAG 2.0 Checklist and the Conformance and Remediation Form.  These are found under the Resources Tab on the right side of the page.

TBR Procurement (Process)

Accessible Instructional Materials and Technology Conformance Database

To view entries, leave all fields blank and select Apply.

Questions to Consider:

Why Buy Accessible

A Guide to Accessible Purchasing

Instructional Materials and Technology Guidelines (IMT)

Web Based Materials

How to Meet WCAG 2.0 Standards      Is WCAG 2.0 too complicated?

Textbooks

When considering adopting new textbooks for courses, there are questions to ask the representative of the publisher:

  1. Is an accessible EPub3 version of the book available for purchase?
  2. Will an alternative accessible tagged and open PDF or alternative accessible xml/html eBook be available at the time of adoption if an accessible EPub3 version is not available?

The following resources are available for guiding the process:

AMAC: Accessibility Solutions and Research Center (Georgia Tech)

Search the AMAC Textbook Library

Ordering Accessible Materials from AMAC

Orders for accessible formats from AMAC can be done by adopters within individual departments (texbooks, files). 

AMAC can also be contracted with by content creators and publishers in order to obtain accessible formats.

Access Text Network (ATN) 

The available titles can be searched without a log in name or password.  Disability Services uses this to request books for students.  Certain publishers are members and can be found in the database as well.

EPUB3 Accessibility: Guidelines

Resources and Guidance

EPUB3 Testing

EPUB Accessibility  Additional Resources

Buy Accessible: What to look for in ePUB 3

Audio and Video Materials

Tip Sheet

3PlayMedia

The Audio Description Project

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