Alternate Formats

Also Referred to As "Document Conversion"

What is Document Conversion?

Document Conversion is the process of making information available in an accessible format for individuals with visual and other print-related disabilities. The most common formats we convert material into is PDF, EPUB, Word, and .Kesi (Kurzweil). This service is available through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at no cost to students at UIC.


A few important things to keep in mind when requesting Document Conversion Services:

  • An alternate format request form must be filled out for all document conversion requests.
  • Normal turn-around time for this service is 10 business days from the date the form is received by the DRC.
  • Course materials for conversion must be provided to our office in a timely manner. The DRC is not responsible for converting materials that are due on or before the week of receiving materials. Course materials due prior to DRC receipt will be worked on as time allows.

If you have any questions or comments about Document Conversion Procedures, you can contact the Document Conversion team via email at

Student Guide to Document Conversion

Faculty Guide to Document Conversion

If a student provides you with a Letter of Accommodation that includes an accommodation for alternate format, you can help facilitate the process of making your course material accessible.