Alternative Text and Formatting

Students with documented disabilities that affect their ability to read print may be eligible for textbooks and other class materials on CD, audiobook, Braille, or enlargeable print. Disabilities that may affect the ability to read traditionally formatted print include, but are not limited to, learning, visual, and physical disabilities.

The Office of Disability Services may be able to assist individuals in providing alternative text formats for their academic needs. We are able to assist students in having Braille translation created for vision-impaired students. In addition, the Office of Disability Services may be able to contact publishers to ascertain enlargeable pdf or audiobook formats, once proof of purchase for the original print text has been presented to the Disability Services Coordinator. Learning Ally, Audible, AccessText, and the ASU bookstore are some of the resources and organizations utilized to ensure a student’s equal access to education.

In addition, Non-textbooks (fiction, magazines, etc.) can be borrowed from the Colorado Talking Book Library or a library in the student’s home state that works in cooperation with the Library of Congress to provide recorded materials for people with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. There is no application fee for the Colorado Talking Book Library, and materials are provided at no cost. Applications must be certified by an appropriate professional. The Colorado Talking Book Library will provide students with a patron number.

Colorado Talking Book Library
180 Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80226-8097
Toll-free Phone: (800) 685-2136
Phone: (303) 727-9277