What is Alternate Text?

Students who have specific learning disabilities, visual disabilities, or other disabilities that interfere with access to standard printed materials may qualify for the accommodation of alternate format text (alt-text) as an auxiliary aid to provide access to printed course materials. Alternate format text means that printed materials are provided in a format other than the standard print format. Alternate text may include:

  • Audio recording on CD
  • Electronic text (e-text) in pdf or doc format
  • Large print text

Alternative Textbook Procedures

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) is an initiative of the University System of Georgia and is committed to removing barriers and providing access to knowledge for individuals with learning, physical, sensory, and print-related disabilities. CIDI partners with the educational institution and acts as a conduit through which the institution provides textbooks in a variety of alternative formats.

  • The student is responsible for identifying and registering for classes as soon as possible. Once the class has been selected, the student is responsible for obtaining the required reading list, purchasing the texts and providing that information by email to sds@kennesaw.edu.  
Alternative Textbook Form