Assistive Technology- Alternate Media
Alternate Media - textbooks, instructional materials, and other printed information being converted to another format such as: Electronic text, Audio files, Braille, or Large print . The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has held that the three basic components of effective communication include: "timeliness of delivery, accuracy of the translation, and provision in a manner and medium appropriate to the significance of the message and the abilities of the individual with the disability."1
Alternate Media Production Policies
Cerritos College makes available, upon request, in alternate media, any publication it offers to the general public such as the college catalogue, announcements about cultural or recreational events sponsored by the college, job announcements, etc. Nevertheless, since requests are most likely to come from students, the primary focus in these guidelines will be to provide instructional materials in accessible formats.
- Braille and Other Media Requests
1- California Community Colleges - Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials in Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities April 20001- California Community Colleges - Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials in Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities April 2000