The LAS office will produce accessible format course materials. This includes textbooks, custom coursewear, and class readings.
Students needing alternate format course material must first be registered through SAS.
Once registered please email or visit the LAS office with your course list (instructor, section and course name, ie. Sociology 1A06 not Introduction to Sociology) and receipts if you have them. It is recommended that students contact the LAS office as soon as possible with their course information as it can take 4 - 6 weeks to obtain course material.
All students will be required to sign an agreement each term stating that the texts are necessary for the courses they are taking, the files won't be shared with anyone else and the files will be deleted the end of the term.
Students must purchase a copy of the textbook and/or coursewear and bring the original receipt to the LAS office.
We work on requests on a first come first served principle. Transcriptions, however are completed with priority given to those who have provided reciepts. This ensures that our time is spent working on requests that are needed.
While we are working on your trasncription we encourage you to use the scanners in Mills L213/G and 213/H to scan your text and keep up with your readings.
Completed files will be shared through DropBox. Receipts must be seen before a text can be shared. DropBox links are active for 1 week, links will be terminated after that time. If you have difficulties using DropBox please contact the office, we will work with you to find other options.
All library material can be requested in an alternate format, the exception being items too fragile for the scanning process.
Our first step is to see if the item is available through ACE. ACE is a collaborative approach to creating accessible material through the Ontario Council of University Libraries. You can find out more about ACE here. In order to satisfy copyright laws the item must be held both at the University of Toronto and McMaster. If the item is held at both locations we will request it be added to the ACE repository.
If the item is held at only one of the locations please contact the office with the following information Title, Author, Publication Date, ISBN (if possible) and library and we will work to get an accessible copy to you.