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What alternative formats are available?

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

Have Assistive Technology Questions? Contact Us!

Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

The following formats are available through Ally:

  • OCR’d PDF
    • Unlike image-only PDFs, OCR’d versions can be searched by text making them more user-friendly for a lot of readers. They also allow those individuals who use text-to-speech or screen reading applications to listen to their readings. 
  • Tagged PDF
    • Tagged or Structured PDFs improved upon OCR’d versions by adding markup for tables, headings, table of contents, links, etc. These additions are very beneficial to users of assistive technology. Tagged PDFs also allow users to reflow the document content to improve readability.
  • HTML
    • For viewing in a web browser and on mobile devices
  • ePub
    • For reading as an e-book on an iPad or other reading device
  • Electronic Braille
    • BRF version for consumption on electronic braille displays
  • Audio
    • MP3 version for listening
  • BeeLine Reader
    • Enhanced version for easier and faster on-screen reading

For more detail regarding the alternate formats available and what would work best for you, visit Ally for Students – Alternative Formats*.

Please Note: The “Translated Version” is not available at this time.