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Large Print

Large print allows students with visual impairments, or difficulties tracking or processing visual information to see text, diagrams or other course material.

Faculty members should provide students with enlarged versions of printed class materials. If large print textbooks are needed, an institution's textbook office or the services for students with disabilities office will need advance notice to acquire a large print textbook for a student.



The student is responsible for notifying the services for students with disabilities office and faculty if they require large print class materials, and for alerting the services office if there are any problems with obtaining large print materials.


Faculty are responsible for providing the titles of their textbooks to the services for students with disabilities office as soon as it is requested so that large print textbooks can be ordered, and for coordinating with the student to create large print class materials.


The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for facilitating communication between the student and faculty and assisting the faculty understanding how to format documents to create large print handouts or class materials and for procuring large print versions of textbooks.


Related Functional Characteristics

Visual Tracking Problem : Large print may help student with visual tracking problems to correctly read and lines of text or complex diagrams more accurately.

Visual Field Function : Students may benefit from large print materials to compensate for the gaps in their field of vision as long as they are proportional.

Low Vision : Large print may allow students to read printed information that would be otherwise difficult or impossible for them to process.

Processing Deficit (Visual) : Large print allows students with visual processing deficits to more easily and accurately comprehend complex visual diagrams or other mathematical information.

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