Books in Alternate Format

Eligible students may request from the Disability Resource Center that their textbooks be provided in an accessible alternate format.  In order to access this accommodation, students must first provide appropriate documentation and be determined eligible for this accommodation by their coordinator. Many factors affect the turn around time of requests for books in alternate format. Students are encouraged to request needed books as soon as possible after registering for classes.

Procedure for Eligible DRC Students

In order to receive textbooks in alternative digital format, students should follow these steps:

  1. Complete an Alt Text Request Form for each course in which you're requesting books in alternative digital format.
  2. Provide a copy of your course syllabus showing the course schedule and dates of readings.  It can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office using the contact information below.
  3. Provide a receipt to the Disability Resource Center as proof that the textbook was purchased. It can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office using the contact information below.

    Email:; Please place in the Subject line: Textbook Receipts from (Your Name)

    Fax: 502-852-0924; Attn: Textbook Receipts from (Your Name)

    Mailing Address: Disability Resource Center, 119 Stevenson Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, Attn: Textbook Receipts (Please write your name on the receipts inside the envelope.)

  4. The Disability Resources Coordinator responsible for alternative text services will research your request and contact you when an alternative text file is available, or with questions as needed.

If you have questions, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 502-852-6938 or


Disability Resource Center

119 Stevenson Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 9:00am to 5:00 pm


tel (502) 852-6938

fax (502) 852-0924

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