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GLOBAL SERVICES

TEXT-TO-SPEECH (TTS)Many Wiley eBooks support free Text-to-Speech (TTS) functionality; that is, the book’s text converted to audio format by way of a computer-generated voice. Please contact your eReader device or software manufacturer’s customer support service for the best solution.  E.G  Google Play Support,  Amazon Kindle:  kindle-accessibility@amazon.com, Apple iPhone and iPad:  accessibility@apple.com

AUDIO BOOKSOver 2,000 Wiley titles are available for purchase in Audiobook format; that is, an audio recording of a book being read aloud by a human narrator. Please search the full catalogue on Audible

ALT TEXT—Starting in 2015, Wiley began including alternative text (alt text) in many books. More information can be found on the Wiley Exchanges blog post. Alt text provides contextual meaning to images and illustrations enabling access to images for assistive technology and read-aloud for users who wish to listen to a book.

BOOK SHARE—Wiley titles are also available through Bookshare. If you cannot read traditional print books because of a visual impairment, physical disability or severe learning disability, Bookshare can provide high-quality text-to-speech voices, Daisy, Braille and large print. To use Bookshare an expert must confirm that you have a print disability that prevents you from reading traditional print materials. Please visit www.bookshare.org for further information on this option.

 

UK SERVICES

RNIB BOOKSHAREWiley has partnered with RNIB Bookshare to make its textbook content available to young people who are unable to read print, including those with visual impairment and dyslexia.  Students may download materials directly themselves, encouraging independent study, alternatively, librarians may acquire files on behalf of students as required for the curriculum. For further information please go to (link to https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/ )

 

US SERVICES

ACCESS TEXT NETWORK—Wiley is a participating member of the AccessText Network (ATN). The ATN provides a common interface for Disabled Student Service offices and providers to request, track, and receive electronic files for college textbooks on behalf of students with print-related disabilities. The ATN is an initiative of the Association for American Publishers and is being supported by the leading academic publishers in the country. Please visit www.accesstext.org for more information on how to become a member.

LEARNING ALLY—You may also contact Learning Ally, a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education. Learning Ally holds a large collection of human-narrated audiobooks and literature.

 

CANADIAN SERVICES

ACCESS TEXT NETWORK—Wiley is a participating member of the AccessText Network (ATN). The ATN provides a common interface for Disabled Student Service offices and providers to request, track, and receive electronic files for college textbooks on behalf of students with print-related disabilities. The ATN is an initiative of the Association for American Publishers and is being supported by the leading academic publishers in the country. Please visit www.accesstext.org for more information on how to become a member.

ALTERNATE EDUCATION RESOURCES ONTARIO (AERO)—Wiley is a member of AERO, which is a web-based digital repository operated by the Canadian Ministry of Education. The mandate of AERO is to provide alternate format text to students with perceptual disabilities who attend publicly funded educational institutions in Ontario. To learn more about AERO services and the formats available, please visit the AERO website here.

 

FURTHER ASSISTANCE

If none of the services above can assist, to request an e-file, have the disability center at the institution where you are enrolled submit a signed e-file statement to Wiley by emailing permissions@wiley.com.

Please note that not all Wiley books are available as e-files. If this is the case with the book you require, we will advise your institution and authorize them to create electronic files from the print version of the book instead.