Disability Information Student Handbook

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Instructional Accommodations and Services

(Under Construction - Steps and Links May Change)

Steps to Obtain Alternate Media

Students should also review the Alternate Media Services Guidelines which details the requirements students must meet to receive this accommodation service.

At anytime, return to the Alternate Media Services Description page which details the services and types of alternate media that is available at De Anza.

 

Step 1

Meet with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist within a week after you register for a course to:

  • Complete the initial Alternate Media Authorization Form:
    • Adequate time is necessary to:
      • Research sources,
      • Obtain alternate media from:
        • Off-campus sources, or
        • On-campus production
  • Renew the Alternate Media Authorization Form each quarter within a week after you register for a course.

 

Step 2

Take the Alternate Media Authorization Form to the Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL):

Meet with the CAL faculty To:

  • Familiarize you with alternate formats
  • Consult on the most appropriate formats
  • Sign-off on the Alternate Media Authorization Form

CAL Location: (Map)

Advanced Technology Center, Main level, Room 203 (AT 203)

CAL Hours

 

Step 3

Take the original, completed, and signed Alternate Media Authorization Form to the Alternate Media Specialist:

Location/Hours: 

Disability Support Services, Registration & Student Services Building, RSS 139 (Map)

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 12:30pm - 4:30 p.m.

 

Step 4

Complete the requests on the Alternate Media Request Form:

 The Alternate Media Request Form is available:

  • On line (fillable PDF) or
  • In print in the DSS Offices or
  • Download from the Web to print and fill out.
Filling out the Alternate Media Request Form:
For Textbooks
  • Provide book information on the Alternate Media Request Form:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Edition number
    • ISBN number
  • Obtain this information from:
    • The Bookstore.  Explain that you need the information for an alternate media order.
    • The Bookstore website.
    • Course instructor or department/Division office.
    • For assistance, contact your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.
For Class Handouts or Supplemental Materials
  • First, ask instructor to provide material directly:
    • By emailing to the Alt Media Specialist (armstrongdeborah@deanza.edu).
    • As an electronic file on a USB flash drive.
    • By printing it in large print, if applicable to you.

  • If not available from instructor, submit print materials to Alt Media Specialist.
    • Attach a completed Alternate Media Request Form.
    • Provide entire quarter's materials together, if possible.
    • Provide as early in the quarter as possible (within the first week of the quarter).
For Exams in Alternate Media
  • See your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist to authorize a Test Accommodation.
  • Follow the Steps for Test Accommodations.
  • The Test Proctor will arrange for your alternate test materials AFTER you have made your testing appointments.
  • Coordinate testing appointments for the entire quarter, if possible.

 

Step 5

Resolve any problems in order to submit your completed Alternate Media Request Form in a timely manner:

A timely Alternate Media Request Form is required:
  • To your receiving your alternate media as soon as possible.
  • Adequate time is necessary for alternate media specialist to
    • Research sources,
    • Obtain alternate media from:
      • Off-campus sources or
      • On-campus production.
If you cannot complete your Alternate Media Request Form:
  • Contact your DSS counselor or LD Specialist as soon as possible to problem-solve:
    • If book information is unavailable.
    • If you have difficulty obtaining class handouts.
    • If you encounter other obstacles.

 

Step 6

Turn the completed Alternate Media Request Form to the Alternate Media Specialist:

For Textbooks
  • The Alternate Media Specialist will determine whether:
    • The electronic format is available to order from an off-campus source.
    • You will need to provide a print copy to be scanned.
  • Requests may require proof of purchase.
For Handouts & Supplemental Materials
  • Follow instructions in Step 4, above.
For Exams
  • Follow instructions in Step 4, above.

 

Step 7

Pick-up Alternate Media materials in the DSS Office:

 

DSS Location:

 

Disability Support Services, Registration & Student Services Building (RSS 141) (Map)

 

DSS Hours


Step 8

Got questions not answered here?

Contact:

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 6/19/17