Converting Inaccessible Documents
Without realizing it, professors often provide documents that cannot be read by text reading software. These are typically documents that have been scanned from another source. Should you encounter one of these documents, you can use Northwestern's SensusAccess account to quickly create a readable version of the document. If you need the document to be fully accessible beyond SensusAccess' capabilities (headings, alt text, etc.), contact ANU.
Books in an Alternative Format
This service is available for students who have been approved to receive alternate text as part of their accommodations through AccessibleNU. Please request books as early as possible, preferably within the first week of class.
If you require your books in an alternate format, please:
- Purchase the books
- Make sure you have requested your accommodations within ANU's database.
- Log into the ANU database with your NetId and password, click "Alternative Formats", and enter the following information:
- Edition (if applicable, otherwise year of publication)
- ISBN (Found above the barcode on the back, starting with 978 or 0)
- Provide receipts for all books requesting (can be scanned and uploaded into the form)
- When you have entered all of this information, click "Submit Request"
- If you need a course packet in electronic format please purchase the hard copy, email us a copy of the receipt, and tell us the name of the course (e.g., Psychology 123) and the professor. We will contact the copy shop and send you the course packet.
- Once you have submitted requests, you can track their status by logging into the ANU database.
Complete these steps as soon as possible. In the event that we cannot procure the title through other means, we may also ask that you drop off your copy in Evanston for conversion.