Books on CD

Books on CD accommodations are provided to students who are registered with SDRC and have been approved for this accommodation.

Stack of books with CD and headphones.

Students requesting alternative text must be enrolled in the course for which the alternate 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 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 alternate text requests are determined on a case by case basis.

In order to receive alternate text materials from SDRC, the student must verify that the instructional materials have been purchased.

To secure your request for alternate text (e-text, braille, large print, books on CD) you 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 Requesting Books on CD

  • Determine which books you will require. This information can be determined by contacting your instructor or the campus bookstore. This should be done as soon as you register for the class.
  • Using the text information, check online to determine whether the text is in the national archive of recorded texts at Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D).
  • If the recorded text is available from RFB&D, students with personal memberships can download the audio/digital recording directly from RFB&D.
  • Students who do not have personal RFB&D membership and would like SDRC to assist with obtaining the material must:
    • Submit a Classroom Semester Accommodation Request Form including the text information: Author, Title, Edition, ISBN.
    • Submit a copy of the course syllabus to SDRC with list of required text.
    • Submit receipt/proof that the text has been purchased.
  • If text is not available from RFB&D, SDRC will have text read by a volunteer. Student must provide a copy of the text to SDRC. Expect a 3-6 week turn-around (minimum) to receive the recordings from SDRC.
  • At the end of the semester, student is required to return all tapes/CD’s to SDRC. Failure to return materials could result in a hold being placed on the student’s academic records.

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