Disability Resource Center

Requesting Text Conversion Services

The following outlines the process for requesting and receiving alternate format(s) of books and classroom materials for students registered with the Disability Support Services (DRC).

  • The student must provide DRC with a purchased book upon making an alternative format request.
  • Each textbook should be accompanied by an Alternative Format Request form.
  • Requests received within the following time periods will not need to be accompanied by a syllabus as the entire textbook will be converted by DRC: July 1st to August 1st for Fall semester, December 1st to January 3rd for Spring semester, May 1st to May 15th for Summer sessions.
  • Requests made after the following dates should be accompanied by a syllabus as DRC will need to prioritize your readings: August 1st for Fall semester, January 3rd for Spring semester, May 15th for Summer sessions.
  • Furthermore, requests made after the beginning of a given semester should also be accompanied by a syllabus as DRC will only convert what is dictated by the course syllabus starting two weeks out from the date of the request.  We also need the syllabus in order to prioritize conversion based on when you need the readings for class.
  • If requests are not submitted according to the timeline above, requested materials may not be available when needed.
  • Proof of payment for books/materials must be provided to DRC before DRC will release converted materials to the student.
  • DRC will make every attempt to request an electronic version of the textbook from the publisher.
  • In the process of scanning textbooks DRC will cut the pages from the binding. When the conversion process is completed DRC, upon the student’s request, will rebind the textbook(s) and have it ready for the student to pick up. The Union Bookstore will buy back rebound textbooks under the same criteria as any other used textbook.
  • The student may not reproduce or distribute e-text in any other format nor can anyone else be allowed to do so. Any further reproduction or distribution is considered copyright infringement.
  • The student will be notified at their WIU email address when books/materials are ready for pick up at DRC, Room 143 Memorial Hall.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361