Alternative Format Textbooks

Students with documented print disabilities may be able to get their textbooks in alternate formats, such as DAISY, electronic text, or audiobooks. Print disabilities may include low vision or blindness, dyslexia, or difficulty holding a book. If you think you may qualify to receive your textbooks in alternate format, please speak to your Accommodations Counselor.

TAMUCC currently acquires alternate format textbooks through the following methods:

  • DAISY AudioBooks from RFBD.org - Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic.
  • Bookshare.org - DAISY books in text format. Contact Jennifer Weir for help in getting your own free membership.
  • AccessText.org - TAMUCC requests files directly from the Publisher. The student must submit proof of ownership of the book in order to receive etext directly from the Publisher.
  • If the etext is not available elsewhere, with permission from the publisher, we can scan the student's copy of the book and convert it to electronic text. In order to do this, the binding is sliced off the book so that we can scan it with our high speed scanner. Please allow at least 2 weeks for this method.

If you have a PC running Windows XP or Windows 7 that is connected to the Internet, you can use Kurzweil 3000 v 12 web edition to read your etexts from home. Download and install the software from this link, then contact Jennifer Weir for a username and password to access Kurzweil 3000 web edition.