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Services for Students with Disabilities

Alternative Text & Document Conversion

The Alternative Text service is available through SSWD for students with visual or other print-related disabilities.  SSWD can assist qualified students with obtaining their texts in alternative format, such as audio or e-text.  SSWD has established the following process to ensure that your required readings are received in a timely manner.

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Students must meet with SSWD Staff to determine if they are eligible for alternative text services.
  2. If eligible, students will complete Alternative Text Agreement to be kept on file.
  3. Students must provide SSWD with the list of required books for each class, preferably before the start of the semester. 
  4. Students are required to purchase their own copy of the text, and must provide proof of purchase for SSWD to keep on file.
  5. Students are required to provide SSWD a copy of their class syllabus. SSWD will attempt to obtain syllabi directly from faculty; however this is not always possible. 

Alternative Text Options:

Audio Files

PDF Conversion to Audio/Enlarged Font/Word Document

In-house Scanning Conversion

Depending on conversion load, SSWD converts materials according to your class reading schedule. SSWD makes every attempt to have the conversion at least 4 days prior to due date on syllabus.  SSWD will e-mail student when reading is ready to be picked up from SSWD office.  

Alternative Text Agreement Document:


Services for Students with Disabilities
Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3700 · Fax: 773.508.3810
TTY: 773.508.2771

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