Alternate Format Text Request

Alternate formats might include e-text, audio, large print, Braille, or other formats for textbooks, exams, handouts, PowerPoints and articles.

Please follow these steps when requesting textbooks in alternate format:

  1. See whether you can purchase your book as an e-book, audio book, or other format that will work for you. 
  2. Check Bookshare (bookshare.org) to see if an alternate format of your book is available. For help logging in to Bookshare, contact the Disability Services Office (DSO).
  3. If you are not able to get a text in an alternate format, purchase a hard copy of your textbook and save the receipt. Publishers require proof of purchase.
  4. Register your classes on the Accommodation Information Management (AIM) system.
  5. For books not found on Bookshare, enter your textbook requests in the AIM system using the documented process.
  6. Once the alternate format text obtained by the DSO, we will send an email with a link to the file on 'Google Drive.'

If the textbook for a course is not listed on the George Fox bookstore website, please contact the bookstore or professor for the necessary information.

The sooner the DSO receives your list of textbooks, the sooner we can process your request. It can take several weeks to obtain textbooks in an alternate format. 

For more information and/or assistance regarding textbook requests, contact Andrea Byerley in the DSO office:

abyerley@georgefox.edu
503-554-2148
Office location: Lemmons Center - Room 9