Alternate Media Request Form

Are you a student of DSPS with alternate media accommodations? Alternate media requests should be made as soon as you buy your books for the semester and require that a student provide proof of their purchase to staff. Ideally, alternate media requests should reach DSPS before the start of the semester to ensure that all students receive their material in a timely fashion. The faster you submit a request, the sooner you will receive your material.

Alternate Media

Audio Books

Audio books can be generated from the text of documents and books and then saved in a compatible format, like MP3. Audio-based textbooks can be used in conjunction with traditional textbooks to increase comprehension and speed of reading. 

Electronic Formats

Students with alternate media accommodations can also request their textbooks in electronic format, like PDF or DOCX. These files are often used by students who utilize "speech to text" software to engage with their academic material. If you're interested in learning about screen readers, see our Assistive Technology Resources page.

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is a program and service that provides digital textbooks and novels read aloud by a human voice, as some students prefer the natural sound of a human reader. Learning Ally has a limited library, so please be aware that your request may not be possible to fulfill through Learning Ally.


Books in braille format are available upon request. 


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