What alternative formats are available?

Posted: August 16, 2020 at 9:32 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2020 at 11:57 am

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.

Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu