Alternative text accommodations are provided to students who are registered with SDRC and have been approved for this accommodation.
Steps to Requesting Alternative Text
Students requesting alternative text must be enrolled in the course for which the alternative text is being requested. Requests for alternative text must be submitted with each semester for each new class. It is recommended that requests be made at least 4-6 weeks prior to the class start date. Late requests will be honored with the understanding that SDRC will attempt to complete the work in a timely fashion. Turn around times for alternative text requests are determined on a case-by-case basis.
In order to receive alternative text materials from SDRC, the student must verify that the instructional materials have been purchased.
To secure the request for alternative text (e-text, Braille, large print, audio books) the student must complete the online Classroom Semester Accommodation Request Form. To access this and other SDRC forms, login to MyUWF and search for "SDRC Forms".
Steps to Receiving Alternative Text
- Determine which books are needed for each course. This information can be determined by contacting the instructor or the campus bookstore. This should be done as soon as the student registers for the class. Using the text information, search the following web sites to see if the e-text is available. If so, the student may request the e-text directly from the organization.
- Search the publisher's web site to find out if the book is already available in e-text format. If the e-text is available, it should be purchased by the student directly from the publisher. SDRC will not convert text that is available for purchase.
- If the student is unable to obtain the book using the above steps, complete the Classroom Semester Accommodation Request Form. Verification of attempts to locate the alternative text should be kept by the student as proof for SDRC. This would include copies of request forms and/or emails to the publisher with responses.
- If the student has purchased the text books but is requesting electronic text, SDRC will contact the publisher to determine its availability. If the material is not available from the publisher, SDRC will cut*, scan and convert the textbook provided by the student.
*Cutting implies that we remove the binding of the book and it will not be rebound.
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