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What folder is that textbook in? The best practice to organization of your Alternative Media Library

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  • Brad Held, Accessible Technology Coordinator, University of Central Fl

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: Intermediate Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Rather, big university or small college, we all have alternative media request. As new students with a print disability connect with your office, and as publishers change editions, that collection of files keeps growing.


This presentation addresses how to wrangle the mess of digital files to assist you and your staff to be more organized to support • Starts with Quality control. o Page numbering o OCR o Reading Order o Alt Tags o bookmarks • Nomenclature isn’t just for science o Determine what information is important o ISBN13 or ISBN10, and websites to help with both o Use underscore, dots or dashes o Know your limits: Semicolon, ?, and 260 Character Path Limit in Windows • Best Software tools for textbook library management o Calibre o HTCTU AMX database o Book Collectors o Alfa Book Manager • Digital Delivery Methods


  1. Organization
  2. File Structure
  3. Student support

Speaker Bio(s)

Brad Held

Brad Held has been the Assistant Director - Accessible Technology for the Student Accessibility Services office at University of Central Florida (UCF) for the past four years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biotechnology at the University of Georgia in 2006. Prior to arriving at UCF, Brad worked in Assistive Technology for almost ten years: four years in a public school K-12 setting with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia and five years in higher-education at The University of Georgia and The University of South Carolina. He is certified in Assistive Technology Applications. Aside from helping UCF students received academic supports, Brad also has a learning disability. Brad uses his personal experience to aid students in being active participants in the accommodation process.