Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC), an initiative of the University System of Georgia, is committed to removing barriers and providing access to knowledge for individuals with physical, sensory, and learning print-related disabilities.
Through our collaboration with AMAC, Georgia College is able to offer a variety of services to meet the individual needs of students with print-related disabilities. These services include:
- Access to alternative media production.
- Access to electronic files (e-files) requested from publishers.
- Access to high quality scanned image files.
- Access to e-text formatting services.
- Access to assistive technology software and hardware.
- Access to other national repositories, services and products (e.g. Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic).
- Access to a password protected electronic material delivery service.
- Access to training and technical assistance.
- Access to Braille text conversion or contract services. AMAC specializes in math, science, foreign language Braille transcription services.
Process for student receiving alternative media services:
- Student must present to Disability Services acceptable documentation that adequately substantiates the need for alternative media.
- Student must provide Disability Services with information on each textbook and required reading including: title, author(s), edition, ISBN #.
- Student must sign an agreement which specifies requirements for AMAC usage.
In most cases, students will receive electronic files of books in 1-14 days. Other media such as Braille will take longer to produce and deliver.