Alternative Media Formats

Required course materials (books, course packets, readings) are prepared in one of the following ways:

  • Scanned into Kurzweil format
  • Scanned as a PDF
  • Scanned text files for use with screen reader or magnifier
  • As Braille

Student Responsibility:

  • Request this accommodation four weeks prior to the start of the semester.

  • Select the Alternative Formats tab in STARS and choose textbooks for each course. 

  • Provide proof of purchase by uploading textbook receipts in STARS.

  • Sign the AT Contract in STARS.

  • Check the status of available textbooks through STARS, Alternative Format tab.

  • Provide textbooks for the process of conversion if the books are not available through the Office of Accessibility resources. During this process, the binding will be cut off, and the books scanned and converted. A spiral or tape binding will replace the original binding before it is returned to the student. Students can sell books back to the University Barnes and Noble Bookstore with spiral or tape binding.

  • In the case of handout materials, the student is responsible for contacting the Office of Accessibility to arrange the scanning of handout materials. We recommend a three-day notice on handout requests.