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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.**

Additional Resources:

RoboBraille - Automated conversion of documents to many other formats including .mp3 and e-book file formats

Assistive Software for Using Alternative Media

Personal Use Software (Text-to-Speech)

The University provides the Read & Write Gold (RWG) software suite for all students.  This software will assist you with reading, writing, and research tasks using visual and auditory output.  The software can be downloaded from the DRC software download webpage.  RWG is available on all University computers managed by Information Technology Services and include the Knowledge Center, @One, and all classrooms.

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