Alternative Format Texts

Alternative format text (e.g. digital versions of print material) is available to students, staff and faculty who have difficulty working with print material for disability-related reasons.

Course Textbooks and Course Packs

Students who require digital or Braille versions of textbooks or course packs that are purchased through The Bookstore at Western should request these from Academic Support & Engagement as soon as possible after they have selected their courses. For more information about alternative format textbooks and other services for students, please visit the Academic Support & Engagement website.

Western Libraries Material

Students who require library material in an alternative format should request a token (a unique password) from Services for Students with Disabilities. Staff can request a token from Human Resources and faculty can request a token from Faculty Relations.

This token will allow them to search the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE Portal). ACE Portal is a repository of library books that have been digitized and made available in accessible formats.

If the Western Libraries material that is needed is not available in ACE Portal, students are asked to submit an online request form , or you may print a request form and return it to any Western Libraries Service Desk.