Chapter 9 - Accessible Formats

Accessible Formats are course materials including textbooks, documents, exams, handouts, etc., converted into various accessible alternatives such as PDF, Braille, etc. 

  • The conversion process of some accessible formats may be time consuming. To ensure timely delivery of accessible formats, students should enter their requests according to the timelines outlined in Chapter 4 of the DAS Student Handbook, each term.   

  • The process of converting textbooks to Etext cannot begin until the student provides proof of purchase. This must be emailed to [email protected]

  • Once proof of purchase has been provided, DAS will request an electronic copy from the publisher. If an electronic copy is not available, students may be asked to bring in a physical copy of their book in order for this process to begin. Please note that DAS will need to cut the book for scanning and then rebind it for the student. 

  • Blind or low vision students who are eligible for an accommodation should contact Accessible Formats at (541) 737-3666 or [email protected] immediately after registering for their courses.  

  • DAS will work directly with the student and their instructors in advance to help gather the materials that will need to be converted. 

  • The student should notify Accessible Formats immediately if there are course materials that are not required. 

  • To ensure timely delivery of accessible formats, please follow the timelines listed in Chapter 4 of the DAS Student Handbook 

  • Late requests will be processed the order in which they are received. 

Please be aware that some course materials created by third-party vendors are difficult to access and difficult for DAS to convert into an accessible format.  Examples include RedShelf and VitalSource. Please contact Accessible Formats if any of your course materials must be accessed through a third-party vendor.  Please note: accessible materials are intended to be used by the eligible student only and are not to be duplicated and/or redistributed. Redistribution means that materials are not to be shared with friends, peers, posted online, etc.   

For questions, students should contact the Accessible Technology Manager at 541-737-3666 or [email protected]

Page Updated 08/2022