Students Programs & Services:
College of the Canyons is dedicated to making
materials accessible for persons with disabilities. This includes
providing materials in alternate media formats. Alternate Media
that College of the Canyons provides includes (but is not limited
Braille: This refers to the type of raised
print that is embossed on special paper and made into books.
E-text: This is a book available through
electronic means. E-text can come in many different forms such
as: Microsoft Word, Kurzweil 1000 or 3000, Acrobat Reader
(.pdf), etcetera. The features of a particular e-text title
depend heavily on the form it is created in.
Large Print: Large print is a book that has
been created with enlarged text and/or graphics.
MP3 CD'S: Textbooks are played on the
computer, or an MP3 player.
Tactile Graphics: These are images that are
represented by raised material that are felt by hand. The
changes in the texture and/or material help the student
differentiate and give the user a mental picture of what is
*Please note: Requests for alternate media
materials should be requested from the Access Coordinator as soon
as possible, to ensure timely delivery. Typically,
between four and six weeks notice (4-6 weeks) is required to
obtain alt-format materials. However, this wait time can be
shorter or longer depending upon the specific items and the
format being requested. The Office of Disabled Students Programs
& Services will make every effort to obtain materials in a
timely manner and in the specific format requested. However,
consideration will be given to the most expedient manner and
format available in the fulfillment of student requests. To that
end, students may find themselves in possession of materials in
a variety of formats depending upon availability. A receipt
showing proof of purchase of the requested book must be
presented to the DSP&S staff in order to receive the alternate
text version of the book.
For further information on alternate media please
contact the Access Coordinator, Scott McAfee, at (661) 362-3356.
Or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org