Accessible Media Program

The Accessible Media Program (AMP) of the DPRC provides accessible instructional materials to students, staff, and faculty with disabilities. The two primary services are accessible print (also known as alt text or e-text), and media captioning.

Accessible Print

The Accessible Media Program (AMP) of the DPRC provides accessible electronic versions of instructional print materials to students, staff, and faculty with  disabilities.

Students will receive email notifications before the semester, reminding them to identify and request instructional materials for their courses

Instructional materials include:

  • Textbooks
  • Course Readers
  • Journal Articles
  • iLearn Articles
  • eReserve Articles

To acquire materials requested by students, 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.

The acquisition and conversion processes are extremely time consuming. Please make requests at least 4 weeks in advance.

Proof of purchase is necessary before you receive the accessible media (except electronic reserve and iLearn).


Media Captioning

The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC), in conjunction with Academic Technology (AT), provides captioned media to eligible students, staff, and faculty with documented disabilities.

An instructor with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) student in their course will receive an email notification, so they can request media captioning for their instructional materials, and appropriate accommodations will be in place.

Instructional materials include:

  • Online streaming content from web sites, such as YouTube.
  • Physical media, such as movies on VHS/DVD.
  • Instructor-created video lectures and home movies.
  • CourseStream and Elluminate courses.

Closed-captioning means that the captions may be toggled on and off, and open-captioning means that the captions stay on.

Securing copyright permissions and captioning the media are highly time-consuming processes. To ensure that appropriate accommodations are in place, we ask that instructors make their requests 4-6 weeks in advance.

Show dates are extremely important. Tentative show dates are acceptable. Please let us know about any changes in the viewing schedule as soon as possible.


Contact Information

Accessible Media Program