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Access to Textbooks Article from AFB Accessworld

Access to Textbooks A Step Forward for Accessible Textbooks: A Review of the STudent E-rent Pilot Project J.J. Meddaugh Sponsored by a federal grant, STEPP was launched in 2010 by the Alternative Media Access Center and Georgia Tech University in partnership with CourseSmart, one of the largest distributors for college textbooks. Using the CourseSmart website, thousands of titles are available on a rental basis for online viewing. Titles are available for roughly half the cost of purchasing the physical book at retail price. While other programs are available that offer textbook rentals for students, this is one of the few examples where practically the entire system is accessible. CourseSmart offers an accessible reader that allows for simple navigation and searching of the book. For the full article see AFB Accessworld.
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