Accessible Text

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The Assistive Technology Initiative facilitates accessible text production for current Mason students, faculty, and staff requiring equal access to university curriculum and related resources.

What is Accessible Text?

Accessible text is printed material (such as textbooks, articles, exams/quizzes) that is converted to an electronic format so that it is accessible via computer or other electronic device.

Formats produced include: Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF, Braille, and Tactile Graphics.

Who We Serve

Students, faculty and staff may receive accessible text services.

  • Students are referred through *Disability Services. Please contact: 703-993-2474.
  • Faculty and staff are referred through the ADA Coordinator: Compliance, Diversity and Ethics. Please contact: 703-993-8730
  • Instructors who have a need for accessible text in their courses contact ATI directly. Please contact: *

Additional Partnerships

  • *Mason LIFE Program:  Providing Mason LIFE students with accessible text(s) for their coursework.
  • *New Student and Family Programs: Providing accessible versions of the Orientation Guide, student handouts, and the yearly Mason Reads book for incoming freshmen.
  • *Creative Services:  Providing assistance to ensure digital formats and online materials created in-house for the Mason community are accessible.

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