The AccessText Network is a membership exchange network that facilitates and supports the nationwide delivery of alternative files for students with diagnosed print-related disabilities. AccessText serves as the national nucleus for post-secondary distribution of approved alternative textbook file exchanges, training, and technical support.
AccessText is a venture founded and supported by the Association of American Publishers and Higher Education textbook publishers. AccessText is administered through the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute, and the Alternative Media Access Center. AccessText is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Driven by its members and a national advisory committee, AccessText operates as a conduit between the publishing world and post-secondary institutions' disability programs.
AccessText relies heavily on the expertise of state and national disability advocacy service organization including:
- Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) E-text Solution Group
- Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC) of the California Community Colleges
- The High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges
- Learning Disability Association of America (LDA)
- National Federation of the Blind
About AAP Higher Education and AccessText Member Publishers
AAP's Higher Education Committee serves the needs and interests of AAP members who publish for the post-secondary educational market. The committee works in a variety of ways to inform the media, the higher education community including faculty, administrators, college students and their families, and the general public about an industry that is producing the finest higher education instructional materials in the world.
The AccessText Network is supported by post-secondary institutions as well as our member publishers:
- Cengage Learning
- F.A. Davis Company
- John Wiley & Sons
- Jones & Bartlett Learning
- Kogan Page
- Lynne Rienner Publishers
- Macmillan Higher Education
- McGraw-Hill Education
- Pearson Education
- SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Sinauer Associates
- Springer Publishing
- W.W. Norton