Advisory Committee Meeting 11-10-11

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Meeting Notes

Publisher Funding for ATN
Commitment from publishers through AAP to fund continued operations of ATN
Annual renewal process
ATN will continue to develop additional revenue streams
Learning Ally Grant
Federal grant to provide alternate format materials
Collaborative proposal between ATN and Learning Ally
Proposal not funded but collaboration continues
Student E rent Pilot Project addresses need for accessible rental options
Information delivered to ATN members via Newsletter
Link to STEPP site on ATN title records
ATN is CourseSmart affiliate through ATF
Member Services
1,520 Authorized Users 	
1,220 Colleges and 6 Alternate Media Centers representing 300 schools
69,492 Requests of all types (includes permission only requests)
55,721 Files delivered (90.2% of all file requests)
Member Survey
Survey of ATN Members who are 4-Year Institutions
 57% said more than half of their books are publisher by ATN publishers
 72% said less than a quarter of their materials are non-textbooks (journals, coursepacks, etc)
 96% said it was easier or about the same to acquire lower-division titles as upper division titles.
What software vendors would you like to see ATN host an informational webinar with (other than Dolphin)?
 Kurzweil 65%
 TextHelp 47%
 Premier 26%
 gh 21%
Member Survey Quote
 “This has been one of the best resources I have found. This site has saved me countless hours of submitting and tracking requests. The response times for receiving files is so much quicker than submitting a request directly to the publisher.”
Vendor Trainings (Dolphin)
File Conversion Software
DAISY Reader License
Eight webinars completed
Two webinars scheduled (December)
 AHEAD Seattle
 Accessing Higher Ground, Boulder CO -  next week
 AHEAD New Orleans – July 2012 - Publisher Panel	
New Publisher Update
Gave ATN demonstration to Oxford University Press US and UK offices.
Updating contact information.
Publishers in membership discussions:
 Brookes Publishing
 Human Kinetics
 Sagamore Press
 School Specialty Publishing
 Research Titles
Research title issues
Most researched publishers:
 Pearson Education 		1,010
 Cengage Learning 		579
 McGraw-Hill Education 	455
 W.W. Norton 		98
 John Wiley & Sons		93
Accessible Textbook Finder Beta
Search Sources: Bookshare, Learning Ally, ATN, CourseSmart, AMAC, NLS, Project Gutenberg
New Source: Ingram VitalSource Store
APH working on API for Louis database
ATPC working on API
120 Exchange members
1,619 Media records
20 Contributors
Marketing Plan
Top Contributors
 Clemson University
 SUNY Oneta
 Bakersfield College
ATN 2.0
 More intuitive user interface
 Robust file transfers
 Streamlined messaging
Beta: Summer 2012
Post-Secondary Commission
David Berthiaume
AHEAD Update
Jean Ashmore
Members and Guests
Text of posting:
From: Rick Clinton <rick@INTELLIPRO.COM> 
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:41:14 -0400 
The latest release of MyMathLab (July 2011) incorporates several new accessibility features.
Using MyMathLab with JAWS 12 (without the need for custom scripts of any kind) enables selected multiple-choice and free-response problem-types  to be read, and interacted with via keyboard controls and math notation input.
New instructor features ease identification and selection of screen-readable items from within the MyMathLab item data base.
In addition, all MyMathLab videos accompanying texts with copyright 2009 and later include closed captioning.
Information about this functionality is available at
Though Braille is beyond the present functionality of MyMathLab, we're available to speak directly with anyone requiring detailed information on MyMathLab accessibility, and/or discuss specific student needs.
Rick Clinton
Publisher, Online Programs
Pearson Education
(732) 981-0445, x11

  • Next meeting TBA