Alternative Formats Service
To provide your Essential Readings in formats that are accessible to you
If your Personal Learning Support Plan indicates that you need your MyReading references in alternative formats, the Computing and Library Services Disability Support Advisor, Nicky Gould will discuss your needs with you and then will try to obtain your Essential Readings in accessible electronic formats.
Screen readable PDFs and text files are obtained in any of the following ways:
- Some can be downloaded from the RNIB’s online BookShare Services
- Some are requested directly from the Publishers
- Some are scanned in-house under S. 31. Of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
Modified files are supplied on a USB stick for your personal, non-commercial use to support your studies at this university
Please contact Nicky as early as you can, ideally before your modules start, to give us as long as possible to get hold of the alternative formats you require.
To convert your own documents into accessible formats
SensusAccess is an online self-service facility that enables staff and students at this university to upload a file and convert it into a more accessible copy.
Conditions of use:
You can make an accessible copy providing:
- The document is out of copyright
- You own the copyright
- You have permission from the copyright owner
- You have a print disability or you are acting on behalf of someone with a print disability
Print disabled students using SensusAccess need to agree that:
- An equivalent alternate format copy is not commercially available - The CLS Disability Support Advisor can help to check this
- The copy supplied will be for your sole personal use and will not be shared with others
- You will abide by the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, Section 31A (Disabled persons: copies of works for personal use)
For further advice on copyright contact Chris Beevers, the Customer Services Librarian and Copyright License Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01484 472051
Please Note that to convert a document you need to use your University of Huddersfield e-mail Address
IT Trainer (Assistive Software and Accessibility)
To discuss what other assistive technologies might be able to help you with your studies
Ros Walker the IT Trainer (Assistive Software and Accessibility) is available to provide advice on assistive softwares such as MindView and Read Write Gold that might help you in undertaking your studies. She can also help you get the most out of Lecture Capture , advise on basic computing skills such as file management and provide information on the latest free Apps and assistive technologies.