INSTRUCTIONS FOR FACULTY FOR PROVISION OF STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS

Conversion of course materials into alternate formats begins immediately following priority registration to help insure that the student receives their materials in a timely manner. 

The most critical element to making this time-intensive conversion process work is knowing what textbooks and other materials will be used for the students’ classes. See FS 12/13-56/EX Timely Instructional Materials Policy for Accessibility and Affordability

BOOKS

  • Submit your textbook selection to the bookstore at least 5 days before priority registration so it can be listed in the students’ Textbook Summary

If you have been informed that you have a student with a visual impairment enrolled in your course

  • Submit a syllabus with book information on what chapters/sections will be covered and the sequence they will be assigned at least 8 weeks before the semester begins
  • Note that for specialized formats or during peak periods of high demand textbook conversion may take longer

HANDOUTS/SacCT/DAILY WORK

If you have been informed that you have a student with a visual impairment enrolled in your course who needs alternative formats

  • Submit syllabus, handouts, daily work and PowerPoint presentations to htc@csus.edu at least 5 business days in advance so the materials can be converted or provide the High Tech Center confirmation that the materials will be in SacCT/Blackboard.
  • Please keep in mind that if a student who has a visual impairment receives a handout or PowerPoint in class without conversion, it is not accessible to the student.

EXAMS

If you have a student with a visual impairment who has requested an alternative media format for an exam

  • E-mail the exam at least 5 business days in advance of the scheduled exam  to htc@csus.edu
  • Please keep in mind that during periods of peak periods of high demand and during finals and for complex graphics/equations and braille, conversion may take longer.
  • The converted exam will be delivered to the Testing Center unless specified by the professor in writing directing us to another delivery location.

STUDENT RESOURCES

My Sac State

Student Center

SacCT/Blackboard