Accessible Course Materials

Many of your courses will include required or recommended textbooks. It is important that textbooks and other printed material is accessible to you. We can help you explore what accessibility is important to you and help you get accessible versions of your textbooks.

You can find out what textbooks and print materials are required or recommended in your courses through MyAccount; select Student Records, then View Personal Booklist.

Some accessible options to consider include

  1. E-textbooks
    • Many textbooks are available to purchase in electronic format. E-textbooks can be used with programs, such as Kurzweil or Read & Write. These programs provide audio versions of the text as well as tools that help you learn and remember what you read.
  2. Open Educational Resources
    • Check to see if any of your courses use Open Educational Resources. These online (or print yourself) textbooks are free and include built in accessibility features. To check out Open Educational Resources, log in here.
  3. CAPER Requests
    • The Center for Accessible Post-Secondary Educational Resources (CAPER) in BC provides alternate formats of books and materials for post-secondary students in BC. If e-textbooks are not available for you to purchase or you have additional accessibility needs, we will make requests on your behalf.

If you would like to learn more or request accessible course materials, talk to your Accessibility Specialist or email alternateformattext@douglascollege.ca.