Golden West College provides the following alternative media to qualified students. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for the DSPS office to provide accommodations. [Note: This time frame is subject to change under special circumstances.]
Books on Tape or MP3 Formats
GWC utilizes Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D’s) books on tape for eligible students.
Braille is a tactile code specifically for the visually impaired. Students requiring course materials converted into Braille should contact the DSPS Media Access Specialist to discuss time requirements.
Electronic Text Versions of College Materials
Schedule of classes, course catalog, course syllabi, exams and/or quizzes, handouts and other required course materials can be provided to qualified students with disabilities upon request. Please see the DSPS counselor for eligibility.
Electronic Text (E-text)
E-text is the print version of material in an electronic format. The E-text can be used by a screen reader program on a computer. If e-text is requested for a required textbook, the e-text will be requested from the publisher. If the publisher does not possess the e-text for the textbook, the spine of the textbook will be removed and the textbook will be scanned at the DSPS office.
Large print text is oversized print (16 font to 36 font) intended for use by the visually impaired. Students requiring large print materials are required to submit copies of requested materials to the DSPS Office for enlargement production.
Tactile graphics are used to provide a visually impaired student with access to most types of graphs, charts, or diagrams. Students requiring materials in a tactile graphic format are required to submit copies of requested materials to the DSPS office for production.
Captioning is used to provide deaf or hard of hearing students access to videos that are shown in the classroom. Golden West College is in the process of captioning pre-existing videos. If captioning is not available, a sign language interepreter can be provided.
How do I request alternative media services?
DSPS students who would like to request alternative media need to:
- Meet with Media Access Specialist
- Fill out request for Alternate Media Form
- Read and sign Student Contract for Alternate Media Services
The student should be prepared to provide the following documentation at the appointment with the Media Access Specialist:
- A copy of their upcoming class schedule
- A complete list of the required textbooks for each class
- A receipt or other proof of purchase for each text requested
- A course syllabus (if available)