Alternate Media Services
We provide premier support for all alternate media and assistive technology services at Irvine Valley College.
Alternate media refers to textbooks, instructional materials and other printed information produced in a specialized format intended for use by students with disabilities. This may include but is not limited to the following:
E-Text (Electronic Text)
This is a general term for any document that is read in digital form. Converting course materials to e-text allows students to access these materials using adaptive technology software.
This refers to the formatting of textbook or other documents in a larger text to accommodate people who are low vision.
Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. All course materials can be made available in this format.
Reference: What is Braille? - American Foundation for the Blind
Course materials are also available in digital audio format (mp3 or wav).
Video with closed captions
All video resources used in class will have closed captions available to provide equal access to those who are deaf or hard of hearing.