E-Text as an Accommodation
When standard print is a barrier, students can request that their textbooks and other printed academic materials (such as syllabi, PowerPoints, articles, etc.) be converted to an alternate, electronic format.
What is E-text?
E-text is short for "electronic text" and refers to an electronic document that has been formatted with accessibility in mind. It can be easily transported, magnified or enlarged, and read aloud using text-to-speech (like Read & Write) or screen reading software.
How do I request e-text as an accommodation?
- If it's been determined that e-text is a reasonable accommodation, log into the DRC Student Login using your NetID and password.
- Under "Select Accommodations for Your Class" choose the class(es) you would like e-text for. Then click "Step 2 - Continue to Customize Your Accommodations."
- Select "E-Text" and click "Update Request."
How do I find my booklist?
You can find your booklist on the Arizona Bookstore's website or within your class syllabus.
If your professor indicates that readings will be posted to D2L and you would like to request these in an alternate format, contact us at DRCfirstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I provide proof of ownership?
To provide proof of ownership you must have at least one of the following:
- A copy or photo of the original purchase receipt
- A photo of the book's copyright page
- The physical book
Share your proof of ownership with us by:
- Uploading it to your DRC student profile under "My Accommodations - Document Conversions"
- Emailing it to DRCemail@example.com
- Bringing it into the DRC so we can verify in person
When will I receive my e-text files?
We will send download links once proof of ownership has been verified by our office.
If accessible files are not immediately available, DRC-books will send you an email and ask you to bring in a hard copy of the book so we can cut and scan it in-house. This process usually has a four to five (4-5) day turn-around. STEM materials may take five to seven (5-7) days.
NOTE: Cut books will be returned with spiral binding. If you prefer to not have your book binding removed, talk with the DRC about an alternate plan. The DRC will not remove the binding from library books or rented texts.
Can I share my e-text files?
Students may not share any alternate materials they receive from the Disability Resource Center. Doing so would be a violation of Copyright Law of the United States.
Under US Copyright law, any accessible files (also known as alternative format) provided to the student shall be used solely for eligible student's own educational purposes and shall not be copied, shared or distributed for use by others.
What should I do when my class uses Inclusive Access materials?
It is most likely that you will not have to make a request for e-text with DRC. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access issues with the material and view listed Inclusive Access - Accessibility Information. Your required digital course materials are delivered through D2L. Access begins the first day of class. Login with your NetID at d2l.arizona.edu, and navigate to your course home page. Information and access to your textbook should be available on the course content page.