E-text and Braille

Print Material in Accessible Formats 

Examples of accessible formats:

  • Braille
  • audio recording
  • large print
  • a format that can be read using text-to-speech technology on a computer, cell phone, or tablet

The term "e-text" refers to electronic files of print media.  Student Disability Services (SDS) can provide you with an e-text version of your textbooks and other academic materials. If needed, we can convert the e-text into Braille.   

You can also use Assistive Technology Centers on campus (in CIT computer labs and in Cornell Libraries) to convert e-text document into the format that works best for you.

Students receiving e-text are required by New York State to purchase textbooks that are to be converted to e-text.

If you have been approved to receive alternate formats of class materials as an accommodation, please see our process for requesting accessible formats.