Alternate Media Definitions
What is Alternate Media?
Alternate Media is an accessible way of presenting printed materials.
Examples of Alternate Media are:
Electronic text (e-text)
Audio files such as MP3
Who can use Alternate Media?
Students or staff with a documented print disability are eligible to obtain Alternate Media materials.
What is a print disability?
Visual impairment: blindness or low vision.
Processing impairment: any disability that interferes with individual's access to printed material.
Alternate media services (including Braille, tactile graphics, print enlarging, electronic text [e-text], and books in audio format) may be provided to students who have a verified disability and whose disability-related limitations prevent them from accessing print in its standard, or published, format.
State law AB422 requires that publishers provide books on disk (e-text)
for students with visual or reading disabilities. Electronic text is a
version of textbooks and course materials available as a computer text file.
There are specific legal requirements to access this service. Visit
our forms page for more information on the
alternate media process.