STEPP: The Student E-rent Pilot Project
AMAC, in partnership with CourseSmart and the AccessText Network (ATN), has an innovative, eTextbook rental program entitled STEPP: STudent E-rent Pilot Project. The program is unique in that its textbook offerings are modified for accessibility to comply with Section 504 requirements under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For the first time, students with disabilities will enjoy the benefits of significant cost savings inherent in a textbook rental program, as STEPP provides universally accessible eTextbook files for best-selling textbook titles.
- To save students an average of 50% off the retail cost for purchasing textbooks;
- To provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in textbook rental programs and experience cost savings;
- To develop and demonstrate a viable business model for rendering eTextbooks for rent, which are universally accessible to all;
- To create awareness of the availability of universally accessible eTextbooks for rent;
- To increase knowledge and awareness of the need for and the profitability of providing universally accessible eTextbooks, amongst all players in the marketplace.
Note: The actual travel expense form is an Excel spreadsheet. Panel members will be emailed a copy of the form.
|Tom Hadfield||General Manager Product Platforms, Teachscape|
|Angela Hernandez||Student, Clayton State University|
|Richard Hershman||Director of Government Relations, National Association of College Stores|
|Fred Kleiner||Author/Professor, Boston University; Secretary, Text and Academic Authors Association|
|Patrice Morin-Spatz||Author/President of MedBooks, Inc.|
|Steve Noble||Chair, National Technology Task Force - Learning Disabilities Association of America|
|Jade Roth||Vice President - Books and Digital Strategy, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers|
|Michael Solomon||Author/Professor of Marketing, Saint Joseph's University|
|Michael Southern||Program Director - Disability Services Office, University of Cincinnati|
|Michael Spiegler||Professor/Author, Department of Psychology, Providence College; Executive Council Member, Text and Academic Authors Association|
|Todd Summer||Director, Campus Stores Division, San Diego State University|
|Isaiah Wilcox||Georgia Association of Blind Students, Morehouse College|