The Catholic University of America

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Please note that this is not an all inclusive list.  Accommodations are determined on a case by case basis in order to determine what is appropriate for each student.  If you have particular questions, please contact us at 202-319-5211 or 



Alternative Format Production at DSS:  Students with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, Blind or low vision, physical disabilities and learning disabilities, may require their print materials to be produced in an alternative format (electronic, large print or Braille).  Each semester, DSS converts between 50-90 books into an alternative format.  This process takes time.  Therefore, it is critically important for students to get their books into DSS before they go home for the break at the end of the semester.  Faculty can help by getting their book lists into the bookstore early.  For more information on the E-text process, you can read the Alternative Formats Conversion Guide.

In-class materials (handouts): Students who are blind or low vision will need to have any materials that are needed for the class available in an appropriate alternative format (large print, braille, electronic) so that they have access to the same information as other students.  Many times documents can be emailed to them directly from the professor.  If this is not possible, DSS can assist with the conversion process.  Please submit materials to DSS as far in advance as possible in order to allow time for the conversion process.