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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 Alternative Media Specialist to be approved for Alternative Media Services.
  • Fill out the Alternative Media Request Form and agree to the Alternative Media Service Policy.
  • 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 course syllabi for which materials are requested.

 

Continuing DRC Student:

  • Fill out the Alternative Media Request Form and agree to the Alternative Media Service Policy.
  • 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 course syllabi for which materials are requested.

**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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