Technology

Alternative Text

Alternative text is required course materials, textbooks, electronic documents, exams, and other print materials students need converted into accessible formats. Accessible formats include PDF, RTF (Rich text format), and DOC (document). Large print and Braille resources are also available for students with this accommodation.

Converting textbooks into electronic format (eText) takes up to four weeks for SDS to produce. Students and instructors can minimize delays by requesting necessary course materials as early as possible.

Alternative Text - eText Guide  The eText guide contains procedures for purchasing and requesting eText conversion, online resources, and information on recommended electronic text reader programs.

Electronic Text Material Request Form  Complete this form to request alternative text materials from SDS, making sure to include the proof of purchase.

Assistive Technology Tutorials for Reading eText  Information on software programs used to read eText, including instructions and videos for using these programs.