Alternative Textbook Formats

The Disability Services Office (DS) will provide print materials in alternative formats for students are eligible for this accommodation. Alternative formats include but are not limited to e-text, audio, large print or Braille. Most textbooks are converted into an accessible electronic PDF file, which is downloadable from ACCESS. DS will try to honor the student preferred format to the best of our ability.

Students will request the accommodation and each specific text that they will need in an alternate format.  In order to request specific texts, please follow these directions.

Due to the nature of obtaining and converting print materials, it is essential that requests are made as early as possible, but no less than 6 weeks. All students needing this accommodation also have priority registration for their courses, assuring the possibility for a timely request for materials for the next semester.

Students who use Alternate Textbook Formats must abide by the following:

  • Because textbooks are copyrighted materials, copyright laws require a student to own a physical copy of the textbook being requested in an alternative format. Proof of book purchase will need to be provided before access will be granted by showing the physical copy of the text book or providing a receipt.
  • The student is not permitted to copy the file or distribute to others.
  • The digital file is not to be modified in any way.