STEPP leverages the expertise of AMAC, one of the nation’s leaders in producing accessible educational text; with the established distribution network of CourseSmart, the nation’s number one electronic textbook rental service; and the reach of ATN, the nation’s only “one-stop shop” for disability service providers with a need for alternative format text files. 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 e-textbook files for top 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 e-textbooks for rent, which are universally accessible to all;
- To create awareness of the availability of universally accessible e-textbooks for rent; (5) To increase knowledge and awareness of the need for and the profitability of providing universally accessible E-textbooks, amongst all players in the marketplace.
STEPP Advisory Committee