Offices & Services

Disability Services

AMAC Student Center

Students with disabilities can request materials in alternative formats so that they can have better access to course content.

We use AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, a division of Georgia Institute of Technology, to assist in getting instructional materials in the formats that they need.

Requesting Materials in Alternative Formats

  1. Review the AMAC Student Resources page. 
  2. Login to the AMAC Student Center to complete the request for each material needed.
  3. Requests are submitted through AMAC but are reviewed by OAS staff. You will receive email confirmations throughout the process. We may contact you for more information.

We recommend that students submit their requests several weeks in advance of when they need the materials. In some cases, it can take some time to receive the alternative versions. Due to copyright laws students must purchase the original instructional material and may be required to produce the original receipt.  

Types of Alternative Formats

  • PDF - retains the same layout as the print textbook and includes bookmarks for navigation, synchronized highlighting of text and audio.
  • MS Word Doc - This format is best for students who use screen reading software such as JAWS and also need alternative text descriptions added to images.
  • Audiobook format (Learning Ally) - audio only, plus headings for navigation.
  • Other specialized formats are available including MathML and DAISY.

If you have any difficulty using the AMAC Student Center call 410.778.7860, email oas@washcoll.edu, or come to the OAS for assistance.