Disabled Students Programs & Services

Alternate Media Procedures

Click the button below to request alternate media but first review your accommodations sheet or meet with a DSP&S Counselor to make sure you are approved for it.

Request Alternate Media 

You can pick up a paper version of this form at the DSPS office in SS3-321. If you have questions or concerns, please call:

Geneva Toliver
Alternate Media Specialist
(925) 473-7848

Audio book tips sheet.

The following are general tips for using audio books. 

  1. Take out your textbook and follow along as you listen.
  2. As you listen, highlight the book and make notes of important information.
  3. If there are important sections you wish to listen to again, make a note of the track time elapsed in the book. You can go back to the exact spot.
  4. If you encounter errors or jumbled speech, please note the page and paragraph of the errors and notified the Alternate Media Specialist.
  5. If your book has chapters that are compilations of many short stories, request of the stories individually instead of the entire chapters. This will make it easier to use the audio material.
  6. If requesting classroom handouts or readers to be converted to audio, please submit a clean versions of the material to the Alternate Media Specialist.  The material should not contain highlights,  written notes, or underlining, and try to not wrinkle the paper.  This may interfere with the quality of the audio produced.
  7. Ask instructor for electronic text versions of handouts or classroom readers to be e-mailed to the Alternate Media Specialist at gtoliver@losmedanos.edu
  8. Submit your requests and material ahead of time.
  9. The following is a link to the Audio book tips sheet in word format