Q: Do I have to register with ATI before I can request my material in an accessible format?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A: Yes, you must qualify for services before we can provide you with material in an alternative format. Once you are registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS), you may inquire about the ATI referral process. For an appointment at ODS, please call 703-993-2474. Employees should contact the ADA Coordinator at 703-993-8730.

Q: Do I have to purchase my own copy of the course materials prior to requesting an accessible format?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

A: Yes, you must purchase the hard copy of the material(s) you need. Additionally, we require proof of purchase (i.e. Receipts).

Q: Do I have to show receipt for the material I need converted into an alternative format?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

A: Yes, publishing companies require we provide proof of purchase before they provide material in an electronic format. In addition, Mason needs proof of purchase before scanning material in accordance with the Chafee Act. For more information about the Chafee Act, visit: Copyright.

Q: Are you able to convert rented textbooks?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

A: Please contact us at 703-993-4329 or ati@gmu.edu, if you are considering renting textbooks.

Q: What will happen to the hard copy of my book during the scanning process?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

A: To scan printed material into an electronic format, we need to remove the binding from your book. Once the book has been successfully converted, we rebind the book with a plastic comb.

Q: Are plastic comb bindings the only way my book can be rebound?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

A: Yes, we are limited to plastic comb bindings. You have the option of receiving the book back without a replacement binding, which will allow you to choose a different type of binding. Kinko’s offers several different types of binding at a cost to you. They are located in the University Mall Shopping Center, on…
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Q: What types of material can I have converted into an accessible format?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm

A: We convert required course material into an alternative format. This includes textbooks, reading packets, e-reserve material, texts, exams, and quizzes.

Q: What accessible formats can be provided?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm

A: Accessible Text can provide textbooks and course packets in the following formats: Microsoft Word, rich or plain text, and PDF. In addition to the formats listed above, quizzes and exams and other small documents can also be provided in large print or Braille with prior arrangements.