Electronic file requests for students with print disabilities
The University of Chicago Press will assist Accessibility Offices at institutions of higher learning with providing access to our books to students who have disabilities that prevent them from using these books in printed form. We can provide alternative access in cases where we have electronic files for these books available at BiblioVault.
The files that you require may be available from other sources. Please check with the following resources before submitting any request to BiblioVault:
- American Printing House for the Blind
- Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
- Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
You can determine which books have electronic files in BiblioVault by doing a search on the title or ISBN at the BiblioVault Scholars' Portal. If BiblioVault has an electronic file for the book, the option to “Request Accessible File” will appear on the book product page. If that option does not appear, BiblioVault cannot supply the file. BiblioVault will fulfill the request as quickly as it can, but we cannot guarantee that we can send the files in less than two weeks.
BiblioVault will invoice the accessibility office for its service fee, which covers its cost of preparing the file and transmitting it to you: $8.00 for FTP transmittal and $10.00 for transmittal via a CD-ROM. If the accessibility office or student purchases a copy of the printed book from the Press's Web bookstore, the Press will absorb the BiblioVault fee.
If an accessibility office cannot locate a source of an electronic file for one of our books that a student with a reading disability must read for a course, it has the permission of the University of Chicago Press to create such a file and to provide it to the student once it has provided the Press with this permission form (PDF format) completed with the information about the course and signed by the office administrator.