The Accessible Media Program (AMP) of the DPRC provides accessible electronic versions of instructional print materials to students, staff, and faculty with disabilities. This is also known as alternative media or alternative text. Individuals may request access to this service via the DPRC as a reasonable accommodation.
Instructional materials include:
- Course Readers
- Journal Articles
- iLearn Articles
Students will receive email notifications before the semester, reminding them to identify and request instructional materials to be converted for their courses.
To acquire accessible materials, the Accessible Media Program collaborates with other universities and publishers. Items not available in the necessary format are converted in house or by a contracted outside agency. The produced electronic files are compatible with commonly used assistive hardware and software. Some of the more common formats that we provide are Microsoft DOC, Adobe PDF, Kurzweil KES, and MP3 audio.
Requesting Accessible Print - Students
Please submit requests as soon as possible. We will do our best to provide materials as soon as possible, but note that it may take up to 4 weeks to process your requests. We are also available to assist you in prioritizing your requests if needed.
- Determine which materials are used in each course. To assist in filling out a request, course textbooks can be found on the SF State Bookstore’s website or in the class schedule
- Fill out an Accessible Print Request form for each course when ready
- Once a request has been received, you will receive an email notification from the Accessible Media Program
- If asked, show form of ownership of the request material(s). For us to release the accessible copies, a form of ownsership is needed for each item. iLearn materials and other electronic materials do not need proof of purchase, since they are provided by the university
- Drop off materials for scanning, if needed. In some cases, we are unable to obtain electronic copies of the material from external sources. The Accessible Media Program will ask you to bring in your book to have the spine cut, the content scanned, the book rebound, and then returned. Rebound books are accepted by the SF State Bookstore’s textbook buyback service and book rental service.
- Once the request has been processed, you will receive an email notification. The files can be sent over the Internet, loaded onto a USB drive, burned to a CD, or loaded onto a SD card for use with a VictorReader Stream.
Requesting Accessible Print - Employees
Employees who receive this service via the DPRC as a reasonable accommodation may complete the Employee Accessible Print Request form.
Accessible Media Program
Phone: (415) 405-2180