Become an AccessText Network (ATN) Power User + Get the Scoop on Exciting Developments with ATN, Kurzweil, & Pearson

Scheduled at 3:00pm in Virtual B on Wednesday, November 18.

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Speaker(s)

  • Dawn Evans, AccessText Network Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation
  • Carolyn Phillips, Director, Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation
  • Doug Hacker, Product Manager – Accessibility Support, Pearson
  • Will Skeels, Director of International Sales, Kurzweil Education
  • Corey Navis, General Manager, Kurzweil Education

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Join us for this informative session to learn behind-the-scenes tricks for how you can get your AccessText Network (ATN) publisher file requests fulfilled even faster. We are also excited to share some great news about a collaboration between ATN, Kurzweil, and Pearson.

Abstract

Join us for this informative session to learn how you can get your AccessText Network (ATN) publisher file requests fulfilled even faster. We will share behind-the-scenes tips with you to help optimize your ability to provide timely accommodations to students with disabilities. You will learn how publishers interact with ATN and how to determine the best ISBN for a title to request. We will also showcase publisherlookup.org and the Accessible Textbook Finder. Finally, we are happy to share some great news with you that comes out of a collaboration between ATN, Kurzweil, and Pearson.

Keypoints

  1. When a book has multiple ISBNs, there is one that will get your ATN request fulfilled more quickly.
  2. Requests placed on ATN are processed faster than requests placed via the publisher's online form or email.
  3. ATN, Pearson, and Kurzweil have exciting developments from our collaboration to share with you.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Dawn Evans

Dawn Evans has been with the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (formerly AMAC Accessibility) since 2008. She has been the AccessText Network (ATN) Coordinator since 2016 where she supports publishers and Disability Services Offices in colleges across the country to ensure the seamless request and delivery of publisher files on behalf of college students with disabilities. Prior to her position at ATN, she managed CIDI's E-Text Unit and is well-versed in creating accessible alternative formats. Dawn earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Carolyn Phillips

Carolyn P. Phillips earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her master's degree from the University of Kentucky. She is a nationally recognized consultant in the field of assistive technology and disabilities. She has spoken to numerous groups on topics that include assistive technology, advocacy, self-determination, and living with a learning disability. Carolyn serves as Director of Tools for Life, the Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program, and Pass It On Center, the National Assistive Technology Reuse Technical Assistance and Coordination Center. Carolyn has dedicated her time and energy to promoting independence for people with disabilities through advocacy, education, assistive technology and fundraising.

Doug Hacker

Doug Hacker manages customer facing accessibility support operations at Pearson. He has over two decades of experience in the accessibility world starting with time at Ai Squared and Freedom Scientific.

Will Skeels

Will has worked in various capacities at Kurzweil Education since 2007. Currently he is the Product Manager and also directs the network of Kurzweil distributors around the globe.

Corey Navis

Corey Navis has worked 20 years in education. Ten years as a teacher and ten years as a leader in schools. Seven years with Kurzweil.