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Open Educational Resources: Ensuring Accessibility

How to find, adopt, adapt, and create open educational resources

Check for Availability of Accessible Editions of Textbooks

Make Print Materials Accessible

Digitization

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  The person reproducing materials is responsible for any infringement.  

Subject to copyright and Fair Use guidelines, print materials may be digitized into a format that is compatible with screen readers.

Create accessible PDFs from print

  • The library has an overhead book scanner that can produce accessible PDFs. The scanner software can automatically remove the book gutter and fingers from scanned images. Library staff are happy to assist users in learning to use the scanner.
  • Free apps like Microsoft Lens can create accessible PDFs using your phone's camera.

Create accessible PDFs, EPUBs, etc. from previously scanned files 

  • The UDOIT Advantage tool in Canvas can identify scanned and untagged PDFs and generate accessible versions.
  • Other programs like the full version of Adobe Acrobat can also convert PDFs into accessible formats.

Magnification

A print magnification station is located on the upper level of Freel Library.