Students with documented physical or print disabilities that affect their ability read standard print are entitled to textbooks in an accessible format. This accommodation is determined on a case-by-case basis, and students are required to request their textbooks in alternative format by completing the “Request textbooks in Alternative Format” form.
Obtaining alternative textbooks may take 4-6 weeks, so students are encouraged to fill out and submit the form to the Academic & Disability Support Office as soon as possible to ensure minimal delay in service.
In some cases, an electronic version of a given textbook is not available from the publisher. In such cases, and in keeping with standard practices in higher education, the student must submit his/her text to the Academic and Disability Support Office for conversion to an accessible format (e-text). This conversion requires cutting the binding of the text, scanning the pages, and converting the text into a readable electronic format by office staff. The student will receive both the converted electronic version of the text and the original unbound text pages perforated and reassembled by chapter in a three-ring binder.Download the request form here.