Alternate Media Request Terms & Conditions
Qualifying students can request alternate media for required instructional materials for a class in which they are currently enrolled.
- Eligibility for this service is determined by a qualified Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) staff member, and must be supported by disability documentation provided by the student.
- A new Alternate Media Request must be submitted each semester.
- Requests for materials in alternate format must include documentation of ownership of the textbook/course material(s) before the e-text will be provided.
- Once a request is submitted, the DSP&S professional, in collaboration with the student, will determine the appropriate format, giving preference to the format requested by the student when possible.
- Publisher responses to e-text request may take weeks; therefore, it is essential that requests be made as soon as possible.
- To handle immediate need for e-text, DSP&S can produce e-text in house by scanning the student’s book. This procedure requires the removal of the spine from the book. The book will be returned in a comb-bound format. In many cases, the book will not be accepted by the bookstore for refund at the end of the semester.
- Upon review of material to be formatted and converted, the Alternate Media Specialist will notify the student of the projected completion date. DSP&S will make every effort to complete the request in a timely manner.
- Students will be provided with one alternate format copy for each item required for academic use. These electronic files are protected by U.S. copyright law. Any further reproduction or distribution is illegal.
- One of the conditions identified below must be substantiated for each e-text request:
The student owns the instructional material (attach copy of original sales receipt).
The instructional material is supplied by the college/instructor to all students.
The instructional material has been purchased or ordered on the student’s behalf by the Department of Rehabilitation or some other agency (attach copy of original sales receipt or book voucher receipt).
- Location of event
- Student questions regarding alternative format should be addressed directly to the Alternate Media Specialist at 951/222-8187 or to a DSP&S staff member at 951/222-8060.
I understand that any alternate media, including electronic text, that is supplied to me is solely for my own educational use. I will not copy or distribute any such electronic text in violation of the Copyright Revisions Act of 1976, as amended (17 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq.). I understand that failure to abide by this agreement may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and/or of the policy regarding responsible use of DSP&S services. I understand that a violation of that policy, including improper distribution of electronic text, may result in suspension of DSP&S Services. I understand that I own one copy of the Braille or e-text book for as long as I own a copy of the book. If I sell the book, I agree to return the Braille or e-text book to DSP&S.