W. W. Norton & Company is committed to equal access and
recognizes that persons with disabilities may require our textbooks in an alternative
format. To facilitate that need, we participate in AccessText Network (ATN), Bookshare, and are happy to fulfill
requests through our own help desk.
All requests must be made by an "authorized entity" as defined
in the Chaffee
Amendment. The most common example of an authorized entity is a college disability office. They are set up to verify disability, provide
accommodations, and verify proof of ownership of the textbook, making requests from disability offices very easy to fulfill.
AccessText Network (recommended, but US and Canada only)
AccessText Network (ATN) is a non-profit organization that facilitates easy access
to publisher texts for college disability offices. All US and Canadian colleges can
use their services free of charge. Once registered with ATN, college
disability offices can simply enter the book information to make a request. If
ATN has our book on record, a download link will be made available immediately after
submitting your request. ATN is the
easiest and fastest way for colleges to get our books in an alternative format.
W. W. Norton provides our books to Bookshare so that
they can more easily convert them into various formats. While we can’t
guarantee that our books will always be available through Bookshare, they are a
great resource for any student with a print disability.
Many other options are available for finding digital or
accessible versions of our books, such as Learning Ally, CourseSmart, or
Project Gutenberg. To search all resources at once, we recommend ATN’s accessible textbook finder.
If you are requesting a book from outside
the United States, or if you are requesting a book from a high school within
the United States, please use the following form and our help desk will respond as soon as possible.