STUDENT ACCESS AND DISABILITY SERVICES
Alternate Media Types
Alternate media types may include: Braille, Tactile Graphics (a “feelable” form of picture), Audio Tapes, Large Print, or Computers.
Students may seek to use alternative textbooks (if approved) through sites such as:
AccessText Network http://www.accesstext.org/
Current technology can be a valuable learning tool for individuals with disabilities. Providing class notes and tests in digital format allows students with mild to moderate visual disabilities to enlarge font sizes, or use a page magnification device to read printed material. For students who are blind or severely dyslexic, a computer allows the use of a screen reader.
Disability Services has a Braille printer, as well as translation software available in the Alternate Media section of Pickler Memorial Library. Disability Services will happily translate any materials needed into Braille. Please allow 3-4 days for translation.
Disability Services can provide some material in audio format for study and testing purposes. Please contact Disability Services for more information.
For individuals with a moderate visual disability, large print tests are often desirable.
Large print should be about 24 point font.
For more information on this topic please see:
The California Community College Alternate Media Guidelines