Accessibility Resources

Alternative Textbook Resources

Students have a wide array of options for Alternative Textbooks for courses at Agnes Scott College.  Below are a few options that students have found helpful.  The Office of Accessible Education also contracts with the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation for alternative textbook and other accessibility needs. 

Bookshare

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.  Bookshare is free for qualified U.S. students. 

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is the largest source of educational books on tape in the world. The books in its collection begin at the kindergarten level and continue up through graduate school and beyond, and run the full range of subject matter. If a book of an educational or professional nature is not already in Learning Ally’s audiocassette library or the NLS collection, a registered borrower may ask Learning Ally to record it. 

Chegg and Amazon

Chegg and Amazon both offer ebooks options that are accessible for many books.  Chegg has a built-in read aloud feature that can be used via app or on a computer. 

Assistive Technology Software and Apps 

Students registered with the Office of Accessible Education have access to a wide array of Assistive Technology Software programs for free.  This includes Speak-to-Text programs that allow students to orally listen to textbooks, articles and other course materials.  Students who are interested in learning more about the different options available should contact their assigned Accessible Education staff person.  Students may also view a list of various accessibility-related apps below. 

Accessibility-Related Apps