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Services for Students with Disabilities

Alternative Text Options

Audio Files

SSWD has an institutional membership to Learning Ally, which is a national lending library that provides texts in audio format.  Students may use Loyola’s membership or purchase their own.  When books are available through Learning Ally, SSWD will provide copies of the audio files through a 3rd party website, via email, or through a Loyola sharing site.

PDF Conversion to Audio/Enlarged Font/Word Document

SSWD will contact the publisher to request an electronic version of the text; this will usually arrive as a PDF.  SSWD will then convert the PDF to the required output.

In-house Scanning Conversion

If the book is not available through the publisher, SSWD will request to borrow the student’s copy of the book/required readings to scan and convert in-house.  Students need to allow at least 5-7 business days for SSWD to complete the scanning of the book. SSWD will the convert material to the required output.

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.


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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