Alternate Media

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)
  • Braille
  • 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
Maricarmen Suarez
Phone: 530-661-5797
Email: msuarez@yccd.edu