Alternate Format

What is Alternate Format?

Alternate Format 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 Alternate Format Services:

  • An alternate format request form must be filled out for all 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 conversions 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 alternate format procedures, you can contact the alternate format team via email at accesstext@uic.edu

Student Guide to Alternate Format

Faculty Guide to Alternate Format

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.