Alternate print format is one potential accommodation request listed on the official Student Accommodation Letter. Students may need printed material in an alternate format, such as larger print or an electronic text version, due to a vision disorder, a reading disorder, or a physical disorder which makes reading typically printed materials either difficult or impossible.
Converting Handouts, Syllabi, & Exams
Most times, instructors have access to an electronic version of the printed material used in their course. In these situations, instructors can either email the material to the student, or make the necessary modifications themselves. In situations where the electronic version is not available to the instructor, or the alternative format requires specialized technology, the instructor can contact Disability Services to provide the alternate format conversion. It is best to provide materials needing to be converted as early as possible.
Books on Tape
For students who require their textbooks in an alternate format, Disability Services will contact you prior to the semester to request information for each required text. It is essential that this information is provided as quickly as possible to ensure that the student will have accessible texts when the semester begins.
Main Campus Building Room E108
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
For more information regarding Disability Services, please contact:
Director of Disability Services
For appointments, call 617-521-2474.