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Accessibility services examples

Alternate format support examples

EXAMPLE 1: You need an entire library book or print item in an alternate format:

  • Option 1: Use the “Access for Users with Disabilities” link on any item in your Library Search results.
  • Option 2: Fill out the Alternate Format Request Form, located under the Accessibility link on the Libraries homepage.

EXAMPLE 2: You need a chapter of a print item or a print journal article in an accessible digital format:

  • To request an accessible scan of a print item, use the Scan on Demand link on print items in your Library Search results. Choose "Required for perceptual disability" in the Accessibility Requirements field to receive an accessible PDF.

EXAMPLE 3: The item you need is not available in the UM Libraries’ collection, and you need it in an accessible format:

EXAMPLE 4: The item you need is available in a digital format, but not accessible for use with your screen reading software:

  • Option 1: Send your request for an alternate format to Include the title, author(s)/editor(s), year of publication, and publisher's information.
  • Option 2: Use the “Access for Users with Disabilities” link on any item in your Library Search results.

EXAMPLE 5: A librarian has posted instructional materials that aren’t accessible with your screen reader or voice command software:

EXAMPLE 6: You need a textbook in an alternate format:

  • Student Accessibility Services can assist you in obtaining alternate formats of course textbooks that you have already purchased. Please contact Student Accessibility Services to register for this service.
  • We can provide alternate formats for any textbooks already held in the Libraries’ collection.

EXAMPLE 7: You need materials in Braille:

Physical accessibility examples

EXAMPLE 1: An item is located in an area of the library that is difficult for you to navigate:

EXAMPLE 2: You would like someone to pick up your library material on your behalf for accessibility reasons:

  • You can designate a proxy borrower to check out books on your behalf.  To do this, your proxy borrower will need to provide your University of Manitoba ID card, and a signed letter of authorization indicating the name of the individual who is permitted to use the ID and the date(s) for which the consent is valid.

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