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.
**Note: If you have not requested Alternative Media for a semester or more, please contact a DRC counselor at (775) 784-6000.**
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 Ghost Reader 1.6.6. 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.
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, in the Center for Cultural Diversity located on the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union, in the Marguerite Wattis Petersen Athletic Academic 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.