Alternate Media for Students - Disabled Students Programs and Services

Ohlone College provides Alternate Media services to qualified students who need materials in alternate format, such as Braille, large print, audiotape, or electronic text. Get information about Ohlone's Adaptive Technology Center (ATC).

Alternate Media Request Policy

  1. Eligibility for this service is determined by the Disabled Students Programs & Services Coordinator, Counselors, or LD Specialists and is based in part on the professional documentation provided by the student.

  2. Request for materials in alternative format will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Once a request is made, preference will be given to the format specified by the student. However, the recommendation of DSPS professionals will be used in determining the specific media format for each academic course.

  3. Alternate media must be requested each semester needed. For each title requested, the appropriate request form must be filled out and given to the student’s DSPS Counselor who will forward the request to the college Alternate Media Specialist.

  4. Alternative format requests must be submitted as soon as the student learns of their need: late requests will be honored provided that the students making the request understands that the Alternate Media Specialist will set the timeline for completion of the work accordingly.

  5. Turn-a-round times for alternative format requests are determined on a case-by-case basis. Upon review of material to be formatted and converted, the Alternate Media Specialist will notify the student’s counselor of the projected completion date. DSPS will make every effort to complete the request in a timely manner.

  6. Students requesting materials in E-text format must own a physical copy of the textbook, or obtain all other materials before the E-text will be produced or obtained. (This does not include instructional media.) The binders of all textbooks requested in E-text format will be removed if E-text is produced by Ohlone College.

  7. The student will not copy or reproduce any material provided by DSPS, nor allow anyone else to do so. Misuse of this material may result in disciplinary action by Ohlone College.

  8. Students will be provided with one alternative format copy for each material required for academic use. Materials provided in alternative formats may be copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed in a format other than a specified format exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities. Any further reproduction or distribution in a format other than a specified format is in infringement of copyright law.

  9. Student questions regarding alternative format request completion should be addressed to:

    Wendy Lin
    Alternate Media/Assistive Technology Specialist
    (510) 659-7373
    Room 7225, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus

    Adaptive Technology Center: Room 7219 and 7220, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus - see floor map for Building 7 second floor (PDF).

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