Accessible Formats of Text

Students who have disabilities that affect their ability to read standard print materials may be eligible for accessible formats of text. Accessibility Resources offers a variety of accessible formats of text such as audio, e-text, large print, and braille.

  • Preview your course materials and determine which readings you need in an accessible format. You may need to contact your professor to request a reading list.
  • To request materials in an accessible format from Accessibility Resources, complete a work order via AR Online Services for each item that is needed.
  • The student should allow sufficient time for Accessibility Resources to acquire and/or produce accessible formats, preferably two weeks prior to when the materials are needed. If students do not make requests in a timely manner, there may be delays in receiving the accessible formats.
  • If an accessible version of a book is not available from outside vendors, Accessibility Resources may need to scan the student's book in order to create the accessible format. If this is the case, Accessibility Resources will connect with the student about this process.
  • When an accessible format is ready for use, Accessibility Resources will provide the student with information for pick-up and/or delivery options via the student's CC email account or in AR Online Services.
  • Our office can provide you with software that will help you convert PDF files to an accessible (text-based) format. To obtain this software and learn how to use it, please contact Accessibility Resources to set up a meeting.

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Please keep in mind…
  • A How to Submit Work Orders video is available to support students through the process. 
  • Information on textbooks and other materials required for each course can be obtained from the professor or the CC Bookstore.
  • The student must complete the Accessible Formats of Text Agreement annually in AR Online Services.
  • The student must select accessible formats as an accommodation for a specific course in AR Online Services.
  • If necessary, you may be asked to present proof of purchase to the Accessibility Resources office.
  • Accessible formats provided by Accessibility Resources are solely for the student's educational purposes and, in accordance with copyright law, may not be copied, shared, or distributed. Failure to abide by this may constitute a violation of the Colorado College Honor and Community Standards and could result in disciplinary action.

The student should contact Accessibility Resources at any time if assistance is needed in requesting accessible formats.

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