The College of Southern Idaho provides text in alternate format for students who qualify for this service. The documentation provided by the student must support the need for this accommodation. Producing textbooks in alternate format can be a time consuming process, so notify SDS as soon as you register (or at least six weeks before the semester begins) to receive your books in a timely manner. Here’s how the process works:
1. Student submits a request for text books needed including the following information:
2. SDS orders pre-recorded textbooks from Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) if available. Daisy players are on reserve at the Library front desk to listen to these books when they arrive.
3. If the textbook is not available from RFB&D:
4. Students are responsible for returning all RFB&D recordings to SDS at the end of the semester. This must be done before additional requests will be filled.
PLEASE NOTE: converting textbooks into an alternate format is a time intensive process. It takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks for CDs to arrive from RFB&D, and books produced on campus will be available in installments approximately 2 weeks after the request is received by SDS. Students requesting materials should be prepared to use supplementary technology (scanning programs, CCTVs, etc) in the interim.