Alternate Media ProductionWhile converting textbooks into electronic text via our high speed scanning process is our main focus at the ATAC, we also produce a variety of other alternate media for students with disabilities.
Here are some of our capabilities:
The staff at the ATAC regularly produces Braille course materials, quizzes, and tests. We also occasionally honor community requests for Braille materials such as bus schedules and restaurant menus, as time permits.The following pages can help you learn more about Braille:
- Overview of Braille
- Braille Hardware at the ATAC
Includes printers/embossers, readers, refreshable braille displays, and portable note-taking devices.
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Audio Books as MP3s is self-service program through the Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Centers that allows clients the ability to take sections or whole books processed for use with Kurzweil 3000 and convert those files into an audio mp3 format. Creation of the files is also accomplished using Kurzweil 3000.Back to top of page
The ATAC's captioning service enables captions to be added to videos, especially videos that will be used on Web sites. Using the most current version of the captioning tool, MAGpie, produced by the National Center for Accessible Media to the ATAC can create captions for videos and multimedia presentations.
The captions represent the audio content of video presentations (spoken words and audio descriptions of other audible sounds in the video.) The captioned information is displayed at the bottom of the video and is appropriately synchronized with the video. Captioned video can be in QuickTime, RealPlayer or Windows Media Player format.Back to top of page