[nabs-l] Knowing your Books in Advance

J.J. Meddaugh jj at bestmidi.com
Sun Aug 1 23:03:14 UTC 2010

There's a new law that may help out blind people who want to ensure they can get their books in an accessible format. This from Consumerist.

Finding the best textbooks prices just got a whole lot easier now that colleges are
required to provide students with a list of required textbooks when they register
for classes. The requirement was mandated back in the 2008 as part of the Higher
Education Opportunity Act, but only took effect this year.
Proponents say the law will give students more time to take advantage of textbook
buy-back programs, book rentals and prices that are often lower online than in college
bookstores. They expect it will also force professors to pay more attention to the
cost of books they assign.
"Until this year, many schools didn't give the book list until the week before classes,
and you really had no choice but to head to the college bookstore," says Christine
Frietchen, editor in chief of ConsumerSearch.com.
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