alternate media

I've been debating about the textbook and other course materials I want to use for my class, but the DSS office keeps asking for this information? Do I have to provide it?

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.

How do I download a file in an alternate format from Canvas with Ally

Steps To Download files from Canvas is alternate formats with Ally

  1. Click on the Alternative Formats link or the Ally Download icon located next to the file nameAlly download icon
  2. 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

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