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Alternative Format Boot Camp 2024 Info Coming Soon!

We have compiled the last several years' worth of feedback and will be returning in 2024 with several all new, interactive exercises to teach new techniques, a rebalancing of the skills ladder, and a focus on new specific areas of interest. Please let us know if there is something you would like to add to the curriculum!

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Alternative Format Boot Camp 2023

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 2023

Join us for our annual Alternative Format Boot Camp, where you will learn everything you want to know about alternative format processing. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Ellensburg, WA. During the Boot Camp, you will learn alternative format processing techniques, including basic, STEM, image descriptions, Braille formatting, tactile graphics, and more, so that you can offer this service to your community.

Choose From Three Registration Options

  • Option 1: Basic, Math, and Tactile Graphic Training ($2400)
    • 3 days of basic and math training, 2 days of tactile graphic training.
      Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 - 5 days
  • Option 2: Basic and Math Training ($1500)
    • 3 days of basic and math training
      Monday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 26 - 3 days
  • Option 3: Tactile Graphic Training ($1000)
    • 2 days of tactile graphic training
      Thursday, July 17 to Friday, July 28 - 2 days


  • Days 1 & 2 - Basic Training
    • Program Overview
    • Publisher Rights and Responsibilities
    • Zone Ordering
    • OCR Process and Editing Word
    • Documents with CAT
    • Alternative Text
    • Output Formats
  • Day 3 - Math Training
    • Why STEM is Different and How to Handle It
    • Introduction to STEM Content
    • STEM Software and Programs
    • Processing STEM Materials
    • Troubleshooting Problems in STEM Conversions
  • Days 4 & 5 - Tactile Graphic Training
    • Tactile Graphic Overview
    • Low Tech Tactile Graphics and Methods
    • Tactile Graphic Identification
    • Introduction to Illustrator and Duxbury
    • Tactile Graphic Practice
    • Tactile Subject Types
    • Image Deconstruction
    • Tactile Graphic Production
    • Tactile Graphic Advanced Practice.

Registration is Now Open!

Don't miss this opportunity to dramatically improve your skillset and the services you can provide. Learn from our team of nationally leading experts about the nuances and details of accommodating students accessibility needs.

Registration now open

Central Access Administrator Vernée Hemphill helps a student with the creation of a tactile graphic

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