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Alternate Format

If you have a disability that prevents you from reading standard print or standard electronic text, we will assist you by arranging for you to receive your materials in the appropriate alternate format. 

The publishers require that you purchase your textbooks before we can place requests. Please provide a copy of your sales receipt, which must be from a bookstore or online source such as Amazon. 

It can take 2 to 4 weeks to receive a textbook in alternate format, so request your materials early

If a textbook is unavailable from institutional suppliers, arrangements can be made through AccessAbility Services to have it transcribed.

Please Note:  Before files can be released you must complete the Alternate Format Use Student Agreement form.

If the book you require is a library book and it's only available in print you can search for a digitized copy through the Ontario Council of University Libraries' Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE).  Books in this repository are subject to Canadian copyright law and are made available for use to persons with disabilities listed under section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act.

You can also request to have a book owned by the University of Waterloo scanned and added to the repository. 

To use the ACE repository you require a unique password/TOKEN which can be issued to you through Library Accessibility Services.  

Disability Tax Credit

Le crédit d'impôt pour personnes handicapées