Students who cannot access printed text materials may require course materials in alternate formats. Students approved for alternative text should submit requests through the SAR online student portal which will require a picture/screenshot of the receipt/invoice, the full title of each book, edition, ISBN, author name, publisher name and year published. SAR works with publishers to get digital formats of the texts so that the books do not have to be unbound and scanned by hand. If SAR is unable to get a digital format from the publisher, the student will be contacted to bring in the physical copy of the course materials to scan. Because of the high demand at the start of each semester, students are strongly encouraged to submit their requests as early as possible. It is best to submit requests prior to the start of the semester.
Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are blind or visually impaired. Braille can be printed on embossed paper or read using a refreshable braille display. While most course materials can be made available in electronic or audio formats, it may be necessary to provide key passages, handouts or diagrams in Braille. SAR works with off campus providers for Braille requests, so it is important for students to make these requests at least 6-8 weeks before the start of each semester.