Alternative Class Material Formats for Students with Disabilities

You are encouraged to enroll in classes and contact professors EARLY to discuss alternative format needs and acquire copies of class materials (textbooks/syllabi/hand-outs).

Braille
You should email or meet with professors and ask for copies of syllabi and handouts that will need to be brailled. If you are having difficulty in contacting professors, you may request assistance from an Access adviser.

  • These materials should be brought to the Access Office. You can also ask the professor to forward these materials directly to Access Services.
  • It can take 5-7 days for these materials to be provided in Braille.
  • Generally, textbooks are not translated into Braille but will be provided in audio format. If you feel that you need a textbook in Braille, please discuss your request with an Access adviser.

Large Print Textbooks

  • Requests for large print copies of textbooks should be made early.
  • You will need to purchase any textbooks that need to be enlarged and deliver these textbooks to Access Services. They will be spiral bound and returned to you when the printing of the text is completed.

Large Print Syllabi and Class Handouts

  • Syllabi or class handouts that need to be enlarged should be obtained from the professor and brought to Access Services. You can also ask the professor to forward these materials directly to Access Services.
  • It can take 5-7 days for these materials to be enlarged.
  • Sometimes, professors may choose to take care of the print enlargement of classroom materials themselves. If you are having difficulty contacting professors, you may request assistance from an Access adviser.
  • Be prepared to determine the font size you need.

Tests in Alternate Formats

If you need a test in alternate format, you need to remind the professor to get the exam to the Testing Center three working days before the exam date so that the exam can be Brailled or enlarged by test time. If the test is to be enlarged, you should provide the font size you need.

Contact Access Services

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Information
913-469-3521
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