Office for Disability and Access

Alternate Media

Guidelines for Requesting Alternate Media

Textbooks and other course materials can be made available in alternate formats (electronic files, Braille, enlarged text, etc.) with due notice (THREE weeks MINIMUM) to the Office for Disability & Access (ODA). Students will be asked to fill out a form with their request. Students can stop in the office any time during business hours to fill out the request form.

The ODA has access to a high-speed scanner and text-conversion system. Single-page scanners are available for student use in the Adaptive Technology Laboratory (Mudd 306).

Due to copyright laws, students must provide proof of purchase for all textbooks scanned.

Please note:  In the event the book required is hard to find, a student may have to purchase the book since ODA will need to cut the binding off of it to scan the text. Generally the book can be rebound, but most likely it will not be in good enough condition to sell back to the retailer.