Campus News

Alternative Media Access Center honored

The Alternative Media Access Center, an initiative of the University System of Georgia and housed at UGA, has received the White Cane Award from the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia.

Presented Oct. 25, the award recognized AMAC for its support for Braille textbooks on the post- secondary level and for promoting the independence of the state’s blind citizens as they strive to become contributing, productive members of their communities.

Tamara Rorie, compliance manager and Braille production manager at the AMAC, accepted the award and plaque on behalf of AMAC. It was presented by Mary Fernandez, an Emory University student who benefits from the use of AMAC system services.

“The University System of Georgia has become a national leader in ensuring students receive equal access to their textbooks,” said Christopher Lee, director of AMAC.
AMAC is the nation’s first production, service, training and research initiative to offer a central hub for alternative media for those with print-related disabilities. It is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.