Walla Walla College Disability Support Services
Document Conversion Policy
Alternative print formats (audiotape, braille, and large print) allow
individuals with vision impairments and other disabilities to have
access to standard print material. Disability Support Services relies on student
participation to facilitate the conversion of documents.
- Students must provide Disability Support Services with documentation
of a disability verifying the need for alternative print formats.
- Students must submit official "Requests for Texts in Alternative
Formats" within one week after pre-registration each
- If a student discovers mid-quarter that s/he needs a text that was
not originally required by the instructor, the student should
notify Disability Support Services immediately. The student and/or Disability Support
Services may request an extended due-date from the course
- If a textbook is not available in alternative format the student needs to buy
a copy of the text and submit it to the DSS office for taping or copying. There
are times when a text may be available from another source (i.e., an extra
instructor's copy), but there is no guarantee.
- Students must submit a request for taped textbooks four (4) weeks in advance,
or the text may not be available in alternative format at the beginning of the
Disability Support Services' Responsibilities
- As soon as Disability Support Services receives students' Requests for Texts
in Alternative Print Formats, text orders will be placed with
RFB&D. For those texts not available through RFB&D, local readers
will be hired to put texts onto audiotape, and alternate measures
will be taken to accommodate those needing brailled and large
- Priority will be given to those students requresting taped materials within the
- Late requests will be considered only after reviewing availability of resources,
staff and materials, and if there is sufficient time to complete the taping.