Alternate Media at College of San Mateo - Types of Alternate Media Available
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What is Alternate Media?

Alternate Media includes instructional or course materials, textbooks, and college publications, which are converted into accessible formats. Alternate Media allows students with disabilities to access standard print materials in a format that they can use, often with Assistive Technology, given the nature of their disability.

Types of Alternate Media include (but are not limited to):

  • Electronic text (i.e., for use with Kurzweil 3000 or other screen readers)
  • Audio books from Learning Ally
  • Large print (between 18 to 24 point font)
  • Braille
  • Tactile graphics


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