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  • It is basically just easy to use! I’ve never had an issue with it and if I had any questions - easy to get in touch with people to answer my questions. So, really overall a great experience.

    Ashley Ciccolini Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services, Florida Atlantic University
  • I think it’s a fabulous resource. I appreciate that there is a central resource somewhere that I can go to get all of the information I need.

    Cindy Morgan Senior Coordinator of Disability Support Services, Palo Alto College
  • The big thing is the different file formats, we can get the PDF, we can get DOC or sometimes TXT formats, so it makes it easy, comes right in the email and is quickly downloadable. I mean, you couldn’t ask for much more than that!

    David Sanford Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Austin Peay State University
  • The biggest way that AccessText impacts my work is that it’s the first place that I go to when I’m searching for an accessible textbook. If they have it, it saves me time and money and it makes sure that my students get accessible textbooks in the fastest way possible.

    Stephanie Staley Disability Support Services Coordinator, Concordia University Portland
  • AccessText is just wonderful. The interface is really easy to use. It’s really easy to search for books. The turnaround time is remarkably fast.

    Nicole Subik Assistant Director of Learning Support Services, Villanova University
  • It makes it so much easier not having to scan a book myself… just having the publisher-quality PDF is incredibly invaluable.

    Neal Sorenson Assistive Technology Specialist, Naropa University

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Supporting Accessible Publishing

The AccessText application empowers our post-secondary institution and publisher members to easily manage requests for electronic files on behalf of students with disabilities. At the AccessText Network, we know how to build partnerships that bridge the gaps between publishers, colleges and universities, and students. We initiate new ways to strategically collaborate with private, nonprofit, and government groups to leverage and use resources and serve the best interests of our members.  


AccessText Performance Measures

A pie chart labeled "Requests by Type." Out of 91,525 total requests, 87% (79,386) were publisher file requests and 13% (12,139) were permissions requests. A pie chart labeled "Publisher File Requests by Status." Out of 79,386 total publisher file requests, 92% (72,815) were fulfilled, 8% (6,283) were denied, and a fraction of a percent (288) were cancelled by the school. A pie chart labeled "Titles in Database." Out of 744,633 title records, 97% (722,976) were added by the publisher and 3% (21,657) were added by schools.
A pie chart labeled "File Request Fulfillment Time." Out of all 72,815 requests that were fulfilled, 61% were delivered on the same day they were requested. 22% were delivered in 1 day; 4% were delivered in 2 days; 5% in 3 days; 3% in 4 days; 2% in 5 days; and 3% took over 5 days to be delivered to the requester. In summary, 92% of all fulfilled requests are delivered in 3 days or less. A pie chart labeled "Files Stored on ATN Server for Fulfillment." Out of 49,028 total files stored, 94% (46,175) were PDF, 4% (1,880) were EPUB, and 2% (973) were DOC or RTF. It is also noted that 93% (38 out of 41) of ATN member-publishers have files stored on ATN.
A bar chart labeled, "Total Postsecondary Members by Year." In 2009 there were 478 postsecondary members, by 2011 there were 1,054; by 2013 there were 1,939; by 2015 there were 2,393; by 2017 there were 2,793; and in 2018 there were 2,886 postsecondary members of ATN. A bar chart labeled, "Total Publisher Members by Year." In 2010 there were 8 publisher members, by 2013 there were 16; by 2015 there were 24; by 2016 there were 27; by 2017 there were 33; and in 2018 there were 41 publisher members of ATN. A bar chart labeled, "Requests by Year." In 2009 there were 5,841 requests placed in ATN; in 2011 there were 40,922 requests; in 2013 there were 80,950 requests; in 2015 there were 99,163 requests; in 2017 there were 103,156 requests; and in 2018 there were 91,525 requests placed in ATN.