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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 showing that there were 81,068 requests in ATN during 2019. 71,053 (88%) were for publisher files and 10,015 (12%) were for permissions requests. A pie chart showing the status of the publisher file requests that were placed 2019. 62,809 were fulfilled (88%), 7,957 were denied (11%). 287 were cancelled by the requester (less than 1%). A pie chart shows that there are 796,687 titles in the ATN database. 97% of those title records were added by publishers and 3% were added by schools.
A pie charts that shows the file request fulfillment time in ATN. 95% of fulfilled requests are delivered in 3 days or less. Same day is 63%, 1 day is 23.5%, 2 days is 3.5%, 3 days is 5%, 4 days is 2%, and 5 plus days is 3%. A pie chart shows that there are 54,142 PDFs stored on ATN, 7,983 EPUBs stored, and 1,583 DOCs stored. Of the files stored, 85% are PDF, 12.5% are EPUB, and 2.5% are DOC.
A bar charts that shows there were 478 postsecondary members of ATN in 2009; 1,054 members in 2011; 1,939 members in 2013; 2,393 members in 2015; 2,793 members in 2017; and 2,982 members in 2019. A bar graph shows that ATN had 8 publisher-members in 2010, 16 publishers in 2013, 24 publishers in 2015, 27 publishers in 2016, 33 publishers in 2017, 41 publishers in 2018, and 48 publishers in 2019. A bar chart that shows the number of requests per year in ATN. 2009 had 5,841 requests. 2011 had 40,922 requests. 2013 had 80,950 requests. 2015 had 99,163 requests. 2017 had 103,156 requests. 2018 had 91,525 requests. 2019 had 81,068 requests.