The short answer is, “yes.” Textbook publishers are often not able to provide books in digital formats that are usable or acquired in time for a course. Publishers do grant authorization to create digital copies of traditional texts for eligible students with disabilities. However, textbook conversion is a time-consuming, labor-intensive task. Every semester the DSS office Alternate Media staff creates screen-readable text (e-text), Braille, or other formats for students.
Steps To Download files from Canvas is alternate formats with Ally
- Click on the Alternative Formats link or the Ally Download icon located next to the file name
- Select your preferred alternate format, options available:
HTML for viewing in the browser and on mobile devices
ePub for reading as an e-book on an iPad and other e-book readers
To convert an exam into alternate media for a student with a print-related disability, faculty may submit their exam and the instructions for administering this accommodated exam by the DSS office using our online Accommodated Test Instruction form at: Submit Exam Online.