Alternative Text Services
Alternate Text Services
How to request books in alternate format
If you need your textbooks in alternate/digital format to allow for audible access the DRC can assist students in the procurement process. To start the procurement process please follow the following steps:
- You will need an initial referral from your DRC consultant or you can contact Susan Fogg, the DRC staff person who coordinates the production of accessible class materials and audible textbooks. The DRC has free software for PC and MAC users to access in order to allow digital versions of class materials and textbooks to be read aloud. You will be given instructions on how to access that software upon your approval for the use of digital books.
- There is no charge for the alternate format textbooks but you will need to provide a copy of your book purchase receipt. This is required by publishers to insure that students are purchasing a copy of the textbooks.
- Upon receipt of your book request and a copy of your purchase receipt for requested books, we will begin to process your request, you will be notified if your books are readily available in digital format. If we can receive a digital file from the publisher no other action will be required you will be notified when your books have been uploaded to your online textbook library file. If we are unable to get a digital version of your book, which means the copyright may be too old for the book to be on file in a digital file, we will need you to provide a copy of your textbook and we will scan and produce the digital file. If your book must be disassembled for scanning, we will re-bind the book using an in-house spiral binding process.