Alternate Media refers to the conversion of printed course materials into an alternate, accessible format. This accommodation ensures students with visual or information-processing disabilities access to their textbooks and all other course-related materials.
The standard type of alternate media used by DRC is electronic text (e-text), formatted for use with a speech to text software program called Kurzweil 3000. Additional alternate media formats can be provided depending on the specific needs of the student. These may include, Braille, MP3 (audio-format), or PDF (with text).
How to Request Alternate Media
Students approved for Alternate Media Services are also approved for Priority Registration. Students must register during Priority Registration and submit their Alternate Media Request Forms within 2 weeks of the early registration period so that DRC can provide the course materials on time! Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Procedures for Requesting Alternate Media
STEP 1: Register for Classes during Priority Registration
STEP 2: Confirm which books are needed in each class. ONLY use the Bronco Bookstore to find textbook information for classes.
If the Bookstore doesn’t have the textbook information immediately after Priority Registration, complete/submit the request form anyway. Indicate the course and section number on the form.
STEP 3: Complete and submit* an Alternate Media Request Form for each book requested in alternate format.
*Forms can be delivered in person (9/103) or sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)