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Student Disability Services
University of Mississippi

Accessible Reading and Instructional Materials

Accessible reading materials include, but are not limited to, accessible PDFs that can be read by text-to-speech software, audio books, Braille, and tactile imaging. SDS can provide textbooks and instructor course packets in accessible format to students approved for this accommodation.

Students approved for this accommodation will request accessible formats through their Rebel Access Portal. A tutorial on how to request accessible reading materials through Rebel Access can be found here: Alternative Format.

Due to federal copyright laws, students must provide a receipt, or other evidence, demonstrating they have purchased or rented the book or that a physical copy of the book is in their possession. Students are strongly encouraged to request accessible reading and instructional materials before the semester begins, or soon after the semester begins, because converting materials, or receiving converted materials, can be a time-consuming process.

Students can also use the UM Document Converter to transform text and image-based files into different format. Information about that service can be found here: UM Document Converter.

Faculty can find information on how to create their own accessible formats by visiting the University’s Digital Accessibility Solutions page here:
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