PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING RECORDED TEXTBOOKS
(Recorded copies of these procedures are available upon request)
1. Students should discuss their need and eligibility for recorded textbooks with their Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor.
2. Students requesting recorded textbooks must submit a completed STUDENT BOOK REQUEST FORM to DSS in person or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 443-840-1842 ¬as soon as possible after registering for classes. The bookstore posts the books required for each class on its website a few weeks before the semester starts. Students should provide us with the title, author, edition, publisher date, ISBN#, and cost of the book.
3. The DSS Office will attempt to obtain the book from one of the following sources:
RECORDINGS FOR THE BLIND AND DYSLEXIC
R.F.B.&D. is a resource library of books in audio digital format. Audio digital discs must be played on a special “DAISY” player which may be available on loan from DSS. Students may use discs for the semester in which they will be needed. They must be returned to DSS at the end of the semester. Students who don’t return discs or the borrowed player in a timely manner may be put on obligation and/or may have difficulty in obtaining discs in the future.
TEXTS RECORDED BY DSS READERS
A limited number of books on tape are available from DSS when recorded books are unavailable from RFB&D. Students should purchase the book from the bookstore and deliver the book and a copy of the course syllabus to the Disability Support Services Office. Tapes will be available to the student as soon as possible, based on the availability of readers. All tapes must be returned to DSS at the end of the semester. Students who don't return tapes in a timely manner may be put on obligation and/or may have difficulty in obtaining tapes in the future.
ALTERNATE FORMAT FROM PUBLISHER
Textbooks in alternate format may be available from the publisher. Requests for these books need to be made by the disability support office through a publisher’s website. Students should discuss this option with their counselor and/or a DSS staff member, as the student may need special software to access these books.