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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Students with documented print disabilities that need reading assistance can obtain textbooks and print materials in alternate formats. Eligibility for this accommodation is determined on an individualized basis. The following formats are available: audio, large print, Braille, and electronic (e-text).  Accessibility Resources collaborates with State Services for the Blind (SSB) and textbook publishers.


  1. Students requesting text in alternate format must have supporting documentation on file in Accessibility Resources and be considered eligible by Accessibility Resources Staff.
  2. Students must completely fill out the green Alternative Format Textbook Request form from Accessibility Resources.  Request forms are available outside the Accessibility Resources office door in a turn carrel.  Upon request, assistance is available from staff for completion of this form.
  3. Students should complete and return the request form to Accessibility Resources at least three weeks before the beginning of the semester or as soon as possible.
  4. Textbook information can be obtained online. (e.g. textbook title, author, ISBN). 
  5. Accessibility Resources will order the textbook from SSB or the publisher and notify the student when it arrives for pick-up.
  6. Other materials such as handouts and supplemental packets can be transferred to alternate format as well. Please bring these materials to Accessibility Resources for conversion to the appropriate format.
  7. Students are required to return all borrowed materials to Accessibility Resources by the end of the semester in which they were borrowed. Charges for unreturned materials will be assessed through the Office of Business Affairs.