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Alternative Media Services

This program provides eligible students text books, media, and classroom materials in an alternative, accessible format. It is essential that students meet with their DRC counselor and complete the appropriate Alternative Media Request form(s) well in advance of the first day of classes to ensure timely delivery of materials.

Requesting Alternative Media Services


NEW DRC Student:

  • It is necessary to meet with a DRC counselor to be approved for Alternative Media Services.
  • Fill out the appropriate Alternative Media Request form(s) and agree to the Alternative Media Service Policy:
  • Meet with the assistive technology specialist to have alternative media software installed and receive a training session.
  • Contact the DRC with any updates or changes to class schedules.
  • Bring in Proof of Purchase for all textbooks and other course materials that are being processed into Alternative Media.
  • Provide the DRC with syllabi for classes that materials are being requested for.


Continuing DRC Student:

**Note: If you have not requested Alternative Media for a semester or more, please contact a DRC counselor at (775) 784-6000.**


Assistive Software for Using Alternative Media

Personal Use Software (Text-to-Speech)

The DRC provides two different software suites for students who are receiving Alternative Media Services. For Windows/PC users, the DRC provides Text Aloud 3 with AT&T Natural voices. For Apple/Mac users, the DRC provides Immerse Read. In order to receive either of these software suites free of charge, students must meet with the Assistive Technology Specialist. Please contact the DRC for more information or to setup an installation appointment.

Text Aloud locations on campus

The DRC provides Text Aloud in multiple computer labs around campus for use with Alternative Media. Text Aloud is provided at designated computing workstations in the @One computer lab located on the first floor of the Knowledge Center and in the DRC's Assistive Technology computing lab located in the Thompson Building Suite 100. To learn more about other Assistive Technology software offered on campus, please visit our Assistive Technology page.

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