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Requesting Alternative Media?

Are you a student of DSPS with alternative media accommodations?

Alternative Media Requests should be made as soon as a student has decided to buy their books for the semester. Alternative media requests also require that a student provide proof of their purchase to staff. Ideally, alternative media requests should reach DSPS before the start of the Semester to ensure that all students receive their material in a timely fashion. The faster you submit a request, the sooner you will receive your material. 

1. The first step is to download an alternative media request form from below:

Alternative Media Request Form

2. Please fill out the alternative media request form completely. If this form is not complete, your request may be delayed until all information is received. The picture below provides an example of a complete alternative media request form.

Example of complete request form

3. If you need help filling out your form, please schedule a meeting with the Alternative Media Specialist, or one of your DSPS counselors. Please provide DSPS with Copies or photographs of your receipts. For online orders, forward your purchase confirmation to DSPS Staff. 

4. When the form is completed, please click on the red send button in the upper right hand corner and it will email it to the Alternative Media Specialist. Or you can print it out and deliver it to the office. Your request will be processed and delivered to you via email, or you may pick it up at the DSPS office. Please allow up to three weeks to complete your request.

DSPS Alternative Media:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday - 9am to 1pm

Wednesday & Thursday - 1pm to 5pm

(916) 608-6666

Alternative Media Options

Alternative Media requests are part of some students' accommodations. If you have accommodations for Alternative Media, you can requests for your textbooks to be provided in a variety of accessible formats to increase their accessibility. 

Audio books

Audio books can be generated from the text of documents and books and then saved in a compatible format, like MP3. Audio based text books can be used in conjunction with traditional text books to increase comprehension and speed of reading. 

Electronic formats

Students with Alternative media Accommodations can also request their textbooks in electronic format, like PDF or DOCX. These files are often used by students who utilize "Speech to text" software to engage with their academic material. If you're interested in learning about screen readers, click here

Learning Ally

Learning ally is a program and service that provides digital textbooks and novels read aloud by a human voice. Some students prefer the natural sound of a human reader. Learning Ally has a limited library, please be aware that your request may not be possible to fulfill through Learning Ally. 


Books in Braille format are available upon request. 

Disabled Students Programs and Services

Folsom Lake College (916) 608 - 6611

El Dorado Center (530) 642 - 5630

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