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Requests for an Alternative Format

Variety of formats in the library collection

Library materials are available in a variety of formats. There are print materials, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, and online articles in the collection. Instructions, documentation, and handouts are often available on our website, but if not, are available in an accessible digital format upon request. The library performs high quality source document scans at every opportunity.

MVCC Libraries seek to partner with vendors that produce accessible content. Most of our recent articles, databases, and media are available in an accessible format. This does not always apply to legacy content. Print materials or older DVDs in the library may not be available in an accessible format, but every effort will be made to track one down if so requested.


MVCC subscribes to a service called SensusAccess that will convert files into a variety of other accessible files. For example, a non-accessible PDF can be converted to a searchable PDF readable by a screen reader. Anyone with an MVCC email address can use this program from the convenience of their own device.

Request alternative formats

To request accessible versions of library resources, students or faculty should contact Tamara Mariotti in the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). If you are not registered with OAR, please contact Jocelyn Ireland for assistance with accessible, alternative formats.


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