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Accessibility services examples

Examples of requests for alternative formats of library materials and how they are filled

Example 1
  • Request a digitized edition of a print monograph title regardless of availability in the library holdings.
  • Request an item through UM Libraries.
  • Indicate "Searchable PDF/Accessibility Purpose," as well as the section(s) of the book that you need, if applicable, in the Comments field of the form.

Request an item

Example 2
  • The title you need is held in the Libraries and available in e-book format, but not accessible for use with screen reading software.
  • Send your request for an alternative format to
  • Include: title, author(s)/editor(s), year of publication, and publisher's information.
  • Alternatively, you can request the item in alternative format by clicking the Access for Users with Disabilities link you will find in the library search results.
Example 3

Textbooks and materials in Braille

Student Accessibility Services can assist you with these resources.

Physical accessibility


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University of Manitoba
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