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Alternative Format

If approved for Alternative Format, ODS can produce assigned class reading materials in a format that works well for you.

Common Alternative Formats:

  • Audio
  • Word Document
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • Braille
  • Bookshare*

*if your text is found on, we need to share some information before we can download your alternative format textbook.

Policy & Procedures

  • Students need to be approved for Alternative Formats prior to submitting their request(s)
  • Student Request Process:
    • Submit the Alternative Format Request Form in AIM (we recommend doing so at least 2 weeks in advance)
    • Submit a receipt or proof of ownership prior to ODS alteration

    Note that ODS will not cut the binding without permission from the owner, this includes rental textbooks

ODS Processing Times

  • Textbooks: 2 weeks
  • Articles/documents: 3 days
  • In the event of a delay, ODS will communicate with you via your WOU email