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Procedure for Requesting Textbooks in Alternative Format
1. The Co
llege of Southern Maryland is committed to making individuals with
disabilities full participants in its programs, services, and activities, in
compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended,
Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other pertinent
federal and state laws.
2. Students s
eeking textbooks in alternative format must receive approval for this
accommodation from the Disability Support Services Office. The college
recognizes its responsibility and will make every attempt to provide the services
3. The col
lege, therefore, recognizes that for some individuals with disabilities,
printed materials may be inaccessible and an alternate format, such as
audiobooks, books scanned for use with adaptive software, large print text, or
text in Braille is required to ensure equal access to course materials.
ls who are eligible for text/books in an alternate format must follow the
procedures for requesting this service. It is also important for individuals to
understand that while some formats can be made accessible in a relatively short
time span, such as six (6) weeks, other formats, such as Braille, can take over
four (4) months.
5. The ADA Coordinator/Disability Support Coordinator will take the student's
specific format request into consideration when seeking and obtaining
alternative format materials. However, students are advised that every
text/book will not be available in the alternate format of their choice. In
addition some text/books will not lend themselves to certain alternative formats.
Should this occur, the college will inform the student, discuss alternatives, and
provide a format that is accessible. Any request made without regard to the
printed guidelines, will be addressed in the order in which it is received and may
result in receiving the requested materials after the date needed.
6. Students must first fill out the "Request for Accommodations" form and provide
documentation of their disability from a qualified, licensed professional. The
ADA Coordinator/Disability Support Coordinator will evaluate the student's
request for text/books in alternative format.