Where Technology Provides People with Disabilities Access to Information
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gh Accessibility Partners

gh and its Accessibility Partners are working together to promote the use of technology to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Through joint marketing activities, our goal is to increase the awareness of accessibility products and the impact they make on people's lives.

Marketing Partners

We realize the value in supporting other organizations that share a strong synergistic connection with us. Our Marketing Partners can provide you with great products and services that enhance our accessible technology.

Learning Ally

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Since 1948, Learning Ally’s audiobooks have been instrumental in the educational and personal development of countless people who are blind, visually impaired or who struggle with a learning difference. With over 75,000 titles – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks – Learning Ally takes the difficulty out of a person’s ability to comprehend printed words, as they listen, absorb, learn, and eventually soar!

Learning Ally’s audiobooks are downloadable for anytime, anywhere access. DAISY format allows for easy navigating or bookmarking of pages and chapters and provides the opportunity for students to learn along with their peers.

www.learningally.org

GMAC

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The Graduate Management Admission Council (www.gmac.com) is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has a European office in London. The GMAT® exam was created in 1954 and is used by nearly 5,000 graduate management programs at approximately 1,900 business schools around the world to assess applicants. The GMAT—the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide—is continuously available at more than 530 test centers in over 111 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at www.mba.com.

Bookshare

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Bookshare™ is the world’s largest online library of accessible books for people with print disabilities, such as blindness, low vision, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Members get access to tens of thousands of high quality digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended readings, newspapers, and magazines that can be easily downloaded from the Bookshare website. Bookshare books are available in accessible formats like DAISY and BRF (Braille Ready Formats) and can be read with most assistive technologies, including gh, and with free reading tools from Bookshare.

Bookshare offers several membership options and is available to both individuals with qualifying print disabilities and the organizations that support them. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), membership to Bookshare is now FREE for all U.S. schools and students with qualifying print disabilities.Non-U.S. students pay a one-time $25 set-up charge and a renewable $50 annual membership fee. Launch the Bookshare website

Cepstral

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Cepstral provides speech technologies and services for the spoken delivery of information. They build high quality, natural sounding voices for hand-held, desktop, and server applications. Their technology is easy to incorporate and operates in a small memory footprint with low computing resources. In contrast with previous technologies, which are either very large systems or offer lower quality due to outdated technology, Cepstral Text-To-Speech (TTS) engines and voices can be deployed on mobile devices or in multiple instances on server platforms, making it the easiest to use and most versatile product available today. Launch Cepstral's website

Design Science

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Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, MathFlow, MathPlayer and TeXaide, to communicate on the web and in print. Design Science is committed to addressing the need for accessible mathematics, and is actively creating the technology infrastructure that will make math accessible for people with disabilities. Launch Design Science's website

HP Assistive Technology Partners Program (HPATP)

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HP is committed to developing products, services and information that are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities or age-related limitations. This commitment supports the company's diversity and "Total Customer Experience" objectives and helps ensure that the benefits of technology are available to all. HP partners with assistive technology vendors, assisting them with development of their solutions on HP technology. HP Assistive Technology Partners Program (HPATP)

Microsoft Accessibility

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Accessible technology enables opportunity for people of all abilities to scale new heights and achieve goals they never thought possible. Make your computer easier to use with accessibility options in Microsoft products and learn how their solutions can help you realize your full potential. Launch the Microsoft Accessibility website

Industry Associates and Affiliations

gh is an active participant in many industry-based initiatives. At gh, we strive to improve the learning experience of all individuals with disabilities. Learn more about our Industry Associates and Affiliations by reviewing the organizations listed below!

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

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The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers or providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. Their mission is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities. Launch ATIA's website

DAISY Consortium

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The DAISY Consortium's mission is to develop the International Standard and implementation strategies for the production, exchange, and use of Digital Talking Books in both developed and developing countries, with special attention to integration with mainstream technology, to ensure access to information for people with print disabilities. Their vision is to make all published information available to people with print disabilities, at the same time and at no greater cost, in an accessible, feature-rich, navigable format. Launch the DAISY Consortium's website

Purdue University

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The Purdue College of Education provides leadership through exemplary teaching, research that develops and refines theory and improves practice, and outreach to schools and communities. The College is dedicated to the development of education professionals who are intellectual leaders; who are prepared to participate in professional, social, and technological change; who are committed to lifelong learning and continuing professional development through inquiry and reflection on practice; who bring a multicultural perspective to their professional practice; and who exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in a global society that is interconnected and interdependent. This mission is accomplished through: scholarship and research that reflect discovery, integration, and application of knowledge; application of technology to broaden learning opportunities and support the educational process; sensitivity to systemic improvement of teaching and schooling at all levels; partnerships with educational, governmental, and business entities; and interdisciplinary collaboration. Launch the Purdue College of Education website