The student requires materials in Braille format, a form of written language, in which characters are represented by patterns of raised dots that are felt with the fingertips. Student Disability Services utilizes a Duxbury Translation software along with a Brailler Embosser to produce braille materials.
- Upon request, provide reading materials, syllabus, etc. to Student Disability Services at least two weeks prior to due date.
- Materials should be provided in text format or as Word documents.
- For exams, submit a copy to SDS at least 48 hours prior to exam date.
- Complete the request for Materials in Alternate Format prior to the start of the semester. Submit required materials, such as receipts
- If a Braille copy is required during exams or quizzes, submit a request to take the exam or quiz at the SDS Testing Center via the Student Portal at least 7 days in advance for regular exams and quizzes and two weeks before study day for finals. For exams and quizzes less than 7 days away, the student must complete a Late Exam Request Form, and be prepared to take the exam or quiz in class unless notified via email by SDS.
- Indicate during the exam/quiz request process the desire to use this accommodation.
- Work with instructor and student to provide requested instructional materials and textbooks in Braille.
- Notify faculty of exam accommodation request.
- Convert exams and quizzes into braille.