Alternative Textbook/Handout Format

Alternative formats for textbooks or handouts can be made available from Disability Services to students who submit appropriate supporting documentation.

  • Once you're registered for classes you should contact your professors or departments to find out which textbooks and materials are needed. If you are experiencing difficulty reaching professors, contact Disability Services and a staff member will assist you.
  • Contact Disability Services with the textbook information and the type of alternative format requested.  
  • Complete and submit the Alternative Text Format Request Form
  • Disability Services will contact the publishers about the availability of the books in alternative formats.  These formats are becoming common options; however, not all titles are easily available and may take time to produce. Disability Services will keep you informed on the status of your request.  
  • If Disability Services is unable to find an alternative format through the publisher and other alternative format resources Disability Services will produce the alternative text. 
  • Disability Services has a color CCTV, as well as a scanner that can be used to save reading materials to disk, for use with the appropriate assistive technology, such as screen reader and/or print enlarging software. All adaptive equipment is available for student use in Disability Services by appointment. Walk-ins can use equipment, based on availability.
  • If you request assistance from Disability Services staff in scanning reading materials, you are responsible for the delivery and pickup of all reading materials. Please do not rely on your professors or Disability Services staff to make this arrangement. If you would like Disability Services staff assistance for scanning, you'll need to make an appointment.