DRC will work with you to convert inaccessible materials to an electronic format that is accessible with assistive technology software. An accessible, electronic, version of a printed textbook is acquired by either requesting an electronic copy directly from the publisher or by scanning and converting the book manually.
Creating accessible materials ensures content can be accessed by a variety of users, including those who use assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnification and text-to-speech software. Ways to ensure your course materials are accessible include:
- Select and order your books early - no later than by the University of Arizona Bookstore's Priority date.
- Additionally, check with vendors about accessibility of pre-packaged/third-party software used for homework solutions, assignments, assessments, etc.
- Work with the University of Arizona Library in finding accessible readings to post on D2L or your course website.
- DRC Staff will be added to your D2L course site in order to convert any inaccessible course materials.
- Prepare your course syllabus early. Be sure to include dates and pages for required readings so DRC can provide course materials in the time for class.
- Create Accessible Documents and Presentations:
- Select captioned videos, including lecture capture, pre-recorded videos, third party videos and always request captioned versions of streaming videos from the University of Arizona Library.
Contact Annissa Corsi at (520) 626-8988, Chris Storms at (520) 621-9203 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information about our document conversion process.