The length of time you have to wait before getting your textbooks in alternate format
varies depending upon when you submit your Request for Alternate Media. If you submit
your request as soon as you register for classes (i.e., during Priority Registration
in the previous semester), you will receive your alternate media as soon as you submit
Proof of Purchase for your textbooks at the beginning of the semester. Submitting
your Alternate Media requests as far in advance as possible (i.e., right after you
register for your classes) makes it more likely you will receive your Alternate Media
at the start of the semester.
If you submit your request for Alternate Media during the busiest alternate media
production time of the semester (i.e., during the first 4 to 5 weeks of the semester),
it is recommended that you submit the syllabus for each of your classes to ERC’s Alternate
Media Specialist or Instructional Aide II so that you receive the textbook chapters
you need for each class in a timely manner.