Alternate Formats for Classroom Materials
Students with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, blind or low vision, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities, may require their print materials to be produced in an alternative format. Examples of alternative formats are providing a document in audio, large print, Braille, or printed on colored paper. Another example is providing tactile graphics. It can also be providing a paper copy of an electronic resource or vice versa or an electronic resource in an alternative way eg: Word document instead of a PDF.
Each semester, the Assistive Technology team converts between 130-160 books and over 200 PWeb documents into an alternative format. This process takes time. Therefore, it is critically important for students to get their textbook lists before they go home for the break at the end of the semester. Faculty can help by getting their book lists into the bookstore by the required deadlines.