Textbook remediation: A demonstration of one method

Scheduled at 8:00am in Gov Square 14 (Lab) on Thursday, November 18.



  • Alysia Leak, Assistive Technology Specialist, Central Piedmont Community College

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


This lab will provides logic, methods, and step-by-step instructions on how to increase accessibility for a student with a disability.


This beginner training allows participants to follow the presenter's line of logic in implementing textbook remediation. A PowerPoint will review factors in decision making including the student's accommodations, the student's preference, the availability of an accessible digital textbook of which to start remediation and how to map out critical elements in the textbook to establish a process. The method includes standard tools of higher education such as Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat DC (Pro), and Microsoft Word, so feel free to bring your own resources to practice as the presenter demonstrates. This lab session will also have an opportunity for discussion so that you can share and learn other methods of textbook remediation.


  1. Textbook accessibility has improved greatly, but still has challenges particularly in STEM content.
  2. The decision making process in textbook remediation can cause delays for students.
  3. Textbook remediation can be done using standard popular software after getting further academic information.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Alternate Format, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Alysia Leak

Alysia Leak of Charlotte has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Pfeiffer University. She serves two roles in the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as an Assistive Technology Specialist for Central Piedmont Community College. She has served in the later role since 2013. The two roles complement each other well. Technology allows therapeutic concepts to become more concrete through action, visuals, and demonstrations. Knowledge about relationship (systems) therapy allows the implementation of assistive technology to adopt a more holistic view of students with disabilities including influences from family, the school environment, and unknown student abilities. Alysia Leak enjoys operating in the two roles while she embodies the concepts of servant leadership especially when it allows her to connect the dots for the people she serves.