Making course materials available in an alternate format may be an appropriate accommodation for students who have difficulty accessing printed matter. William Jewell is committed to ensuring that students who qualify receive alternate format materials as required for our curriculum.
E-text is an electronic version of printed material that can be read or listened to on computers or converted to other alternate formats. If e-text is not available from a publisher, or the material is not a standard textbook, Jewell will convert printed material to an electronic format. From there it will be disseminated to the student for use with screen reading software. Curry Library and the Office of Disability Services recommend using the free screen-reading software NaturalReader. For students who prefer using a tablet or a Mac, please contact Richard Burns in Information Services if assistance is needed.
Some course e-texts can be obtained directly from a retailer. Students are responsible for purchasing electronic course material if it is available from the campus bookstore or other resale entity rather than requesting conversion from the printed materials if it will suffice. The Instruction Librarian can assist with locating e-texts online from the various resources available. Kindles and other accessible devices are also available for checkout at the library.