Electronic Text (E-text)
Pursuant to the provisions of California Assembly Bill 422 eligible students may obtain electronic text (e-text) versions of essential textbooks, at no additional cost. Students must meet with a DSPS counselor to determine eligibility for the e-text accommodation. If approved, the student must purchase the textbook and make an e-text request with the alternative media specialist. If a student adds or drops a class, it is his/her responsibility to notify the alternative media specialist to revise the e-text request.
E-text is electronic text that can be used with computer software to read the text aloud. Software is also available to increase the size of the e-text, along with changing screen contrast and foreground/background colors. Screen reading software, like Kurzweil 3000/1000, is available in the DSPS High Tech Center.
DSPS is able to convert class materials, like syllabi and handouts, to Braille. Faculty, staff or qualified students should inquire by scheduling an appointment with the alternative media specialist. Please allow ample time for the conversion of text to Braille.
DSPS is able to convert class materials - like syllabi, handouts, or exams - to large print. Faculty, staff or qualified students should inquire by scheduling an appointment with the alternative media specialist. Please allow ample time for the conversion of large print.
For questions or more information about alternative media services, please contact Laks Floriano, alternative media specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org