If you qualify for Alternate Formats, follow the steps below to request and receive materials for your class. It is your responsibility to make a request for alternate formats. The request should be submitted as early as possible before the start of the semester. If the request is not submitted well before the semester begins, you may wait several weeks to receive materials.

Step 1: Get Your Booklist

Before you request alternate formats for textbooks you should familiarize yourself with the textbooks that you will be using for your class.

For help with looking up your textbooks, please go to the Accessible Computer Labs on the Ocean Campus or John Adams Center when school is in session or schedule an appointment with a DSPS counselor during the inter-session.

The campus bookstore can also help you compile a list of books.

Step 2:  Submit Your Request

Once you know what books you'll be using, the next step is to submit a request to the Alternate Media Office. Contact the main DSPS office at 415-452-5481 to be put in contact with the alternate media specialist.

Step 3: Pick Up Your Materials

Once you have submitted your book requests, the alternate media specialist will contact publishers and outside agencies that supply alternate formats. When a file is received, you will be contacted by phone or email.

In addition to these electronic formats we can also provide embossed Braille, tactile graphics and large print.

Note: If you add or drop classes after you submit a request, please inform the Alternate Media Specialist immediately.