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Accessible Textbooks and Other Readings
Students with visual or learning disabilities may benefit from utilizing audio textbooks and other printed materials. The student must submit appropriate documentation of the disability that meets criteria for alternative textbooks. The student must then fill out an alternative text request. The disability services then searches for the text on-line and through the publishers. If the text can not be found in an electronic or audio version, the student then has the option to submit their book to be scanned. When Disability Services (DSS) scans the book, the binding will be cut off, the book will be scanned and then rebound with a spiral binding. After scanning, DSS will format the book in either a word document or MP3 format. This process may take up to 4-6 weeks from the time the request is submitted. Students may, therefore, approach instructors long before the
beginning of a semester with a request for a list of required readings.