Accessibility Options

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.

Other Resources

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 a book from a high school within the United States, place a support request with the W.W. Norton Helpdesk. A support staff member will respond as soon as possible.