Alternative formatting accommodations can refer to assessments, books, and/or supplemental materials that need to be provided to a student in an atypical format. These accommodations might be used by students with visual impairments; however, they may also be utilized by students with learning disabilities who struggle with print-based text and benefit from the use of screen-reading software or some other auxiliary aid.
The Office of Accessibility Services acquires or develops alternatively formatted copies of any required textbooks after the student purchases the books. Faculty members are responsible for providing supplemental materials and assessments (if applicable) to Accessibility Services for formatting purposes if a student in their class receives this type of accommodation. If you receive books in an alternative format, you must provide proof of purchase to the Office of Accessibility Services for every book you wish to receive in the alternative format. Please provide book receipts to our office in-person (in Kirk Hall 112), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at (352)588-8605. The formatting process may take up to one week to complete, so early submission of receipts is encouraged.