Alternate Media

Alt Media provides students access to print material through a digital format such as PDF, Word document, ePub, large print, and Braille.  Students must show proof that they have purchased their books before they can receive them in an alternate format.  All Alt Media materials are intended for a student’s individual use and should not be shared with others and cannot be duplicated.

Once a student has been approved for an Alt Media accommodation through working with their Disability Service Professional (DSP), they can then place an Alt Media request by clicking on the Alt Media tab within MyAccess.

Students will need to:

  • Obtain book information by class in accessing the UConn Bookstore’s online textbook search
    • Name of Book
    • Author
    • ISBN #s
    • Proof of Purchase (ex. receipt, invoice, email confirmation, etc.)
  • Log in to MyAccess, Click on the Alt Media tab on the left, and make the request for each book separately using the information above.  Submit requests ASAP as it make take up to 7 days to receive a digital format back if found.
  • Upon receipt, files will be shared electronically.  Students then have the option to download and use Text to Speech software (Read&Write) to have text read back (contact for assistance if needed)

The CSD will make every attempt to provide materials as promptly as possible.