The process of converting materials and books to an alternate format (audio, 电子文本, 放大或盲文)是相当耗时的. The 无障碍资源中心 (CAR) must have the re-formatted materials in the student's hands within a reasonable time frame, 按照法律的要求.
If an alternate format was requested reasonably far in advance, the student should receive the reformatted materials at the same time all other students receive their materials.
First CAR makes sure the student has purchased the textbook needed. Then CAR checks to see if alternate format is readily available from CAR's library, 出版商, 或RFBD(为盲人和诵读困难者而读). If not, the department must create the alternate format needed.
当一本书无法从这些来源获得时, the student must provide a copy to our office for production purposes. 删除绑定并扫描页面. The text is rebound and returned to the student as quickly as possible.
如果需要音频或盲文格式的材料, 扫描的文件可能需要手工编辑, 一行一行地, 在被转化之前. This often requires a considerable amount of time and resources. 出于这个原因, it is essential that the Alternate Format staff receive a copy of your course syllabus with reading assignments as soon as possible so that they can prepare only the material required for the course.
Once scanned and edited, the text is converted and provided to the student in the requested format. This process typically takes 5 to 15 business days to complete. It is therefore imperative that you make every effort to meet the bookstore deadline for ordering your course materials. Students often need to purchase their books and materials weeks in advance so their reformatted materials will be ready the first day of class.
How to submit materials for conversion to an alternate format:
- 如果可能的话，将材料通过电子邮件发送到 AlternateFormat@karenmajewski.com.
- 如果材料是在光盘或闪存驱动器上提交的, please provide them in Microsoft Word with the material saved in either Rich Text Format or Plain Text if possible.
- 使用Arial字体, 至少有12点的文字, since it is the easiest font to read for those with a visual loss or learning disability.
- Hard copies that need to be scanned should be sent on "clean," clear, sequentially-numbered pages. 使用白色或奶油色的纸和黑色墨水. Colored paper or text does not scan well and produces files that are difficult to read for those with a visual loss.
以另一种格式(盲文)请求此信息, 数字, audio, 或大号字体), please contact 无障碍资源中心: (541) 463-5150 (voice); 711 (relay); Building 19, 263A; or Accessible资源@karenmajewski.com.