Alternate media includes instructional or course materials, textbooks, and college publications, which are converted into accessible formats. Alternate media allows students with disabilities to access standard print materials in a format that they can use.
Examples of alternate media offered:
- Electronic text (for use with Kurzweil 3000 or other screen readers)
- Audio books from Learning Ally
- Large print (e.g., between 18 to 24 point font)
- Tactile graphics
Procedures for Requesting Alternate Media:
- Register for classes using Web Advisor. Print out a copy of your class schedule.
- Submit a completed Alternate Media Request Form to the alternate media specialist.
- Request alternate media services every semester and provide request at least 2 or 3 weeks prior to the start of each semester to ensure timely delivery of materials.
- If you add or drop a class, inform the Alternate Media Specialist immediately.
- If DSPS scans the student’s book, the binding may have to be removed for scanning. Your book will be rebound with comb binding.
- You must purchase a physical copy of the textbook. Bring your receipt to DSPS in building 700, room 764.
- Contact the Alternate Media Specialist at least one week after your request to check the status.
Alternate Media Contact Information