Students registered with the Access Center may be eligible to receive their textbooks and course materials in an alternate format. Our print production center provides formats including, but not limited to, tagged PDF, Kurzweil (firefly), MP3, large print, and braille.
Step 1: Meet with an Access Advisor
New students must first meet with an Access Advisor to discuss their specific needs and to determine if receiving print materials in an alternate format is a reasonable accommodation. Approval is based on how a specific disability/medical condition impacts a student’s ability to process printed information.
Once Alternative Print is an approved accommodation, students may request Alternative Print as part of their accommodation plan.
Step 2: Orientation
After meeting with an Access Advisor, students are to schedule an orientation with the Alternative Print Coordinator. During the orientation, students will learn about the different formats available, and will get a demonstration of the various assistive technologies available to them.
Returning students have the option to meet with the Alternative Print Coordinator to discuss current services and/or modify their services if needed. Students may also use the meeting as an opportunity to provide the coordinator with any materials that may help process their requests.
Please contact the Access Center front desk at (509) 335-3417 to schedule an appointment or email email@example.com.
Step 3: Complete the Alternative Print Agreement
All students must complete the Alternative Print Agreement. This agreement needs to be completed at the beginning of each term. The agreement outlines the Access Center’s policies and terms. No transfer of converted materials will occur until this agreement has been submitted.
To access the agreement, sign in to MyAccess. After logging in, the system will outline the forms which need to be completed.
Step 4: Request Accommodation in MyAccess
After meeting with an Access Advisor, students will be able to request accommodations using MyAccess. If eligible, students will see “Alternative Print” as an option next to each course during the registration process.
Students will be given the option to select their preferred format for each course they are enrolled.
Step 5: Submit Proof of Purchase
Proof of purchase is required for each textbook request. Printed copies, as well as digital confirmations, are acceptable.
Please submit proof of purchase in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 6: Syllabus
In addition to proof of purchase, students should provide a course syllabus. A syllabus with a detailed reading schedule will help our editors focus their editing efforts.
Students may inquire about the progress of their materials at any time by sending an email to email@example.com.