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Alternate Media

The term alternate media or alternate format is the provision of academic and instructional materials in a format that supports access for a student with a disability that impacts their ability to read printed content. Alternate media and alternate format are terms that are used interchangeably.

Some best practices to streamlining the production of alternate formats include:

  • Adopting accessible instructional materials that can be more easily converted into alternate formats.
  • Identifying textbooks well in advance of campus bookstore deadlines
  • Notifying students to submit alternate format requests as early as possible.

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