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Alt Format Databases

Alternate Text Production Center

The Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC) supports California Community Colleges in meeting the alternate text needs of their students with print-related disabilities. Alternate text includes Braille, tactile graphics, and electronic text. All ATPC services are performed at no charge to California Community Colleges.

AIMHub

AIMHub is a collaboration between the California State University (CSU) Accessible Technology Initiative and the California Community Colleges to provide a centralized resource for materials that have been converted into alternate formats.

Access Text Network

The Access Text Network provides a mechanism for higher education institutions to request textbook materials directly from publishers. The most common document delivered by publishers is a PDF file that may require further editing at the college depending on a student’s need.

Bookshare

Bookshare offers hundreds of thousands of people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and other reading barriers a way to study for school, pursue careers, and read for fun. Read anytime, anywhere you want with devices like computers, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones, assistive technology devices, and more.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Learning Ally

Learning Ally has 80,000 human-read audiobooks. An extensive collection of K-12 books including popular fiction, classic literature, textbooks, test prep and study aids are a download away. Listen on mainstream devices using accessible technology with page-level navigation, text highlighting and speed adjustments.