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Braille Materials

Braille is a system of raised dots developed to convey text materials into tactile representations for blind or visually impaired students who have been specifically trained in the use of Braille code.

Braille textbooks and other course materials are arranged through the services for students with disabilities offices in collaboration with faculty. Converting text materials to Braille requires specialized skills and considerable time requirements. As much as several months advance notice may be necessary to convert textbooks to Braille. Any materials not provided with sufficient advance notice will need to be made accessible through other methods (e.g. vocalized text for an exam) unless a college or university has the ability to produce Braille materials on short notice.

Responsibilities


Student

Whenever possible, the student should contact the services for students with disabilities office as soon as they know that they will be taking a course that will require Braille materials.

Faculty

Faculty are responsible for providing the titles of their textbooks and any handouts or class materials to the services for students with disabilities office as soon as they are requested, preferably the semester before the student will take the course.

Administration

The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for coordinating with the faculty to convert textbooks and materials to Braille.

Resources

Related Functional Characteristics

Low Vision : Braille materials provide access to text information for visually impaired students with the ability to read Braille.

Blindness : Braille materials provide access to text information for students who are blind and have the ability to read Braille.

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