Academic Excellence & Support ServicesAcademic Excellence & Support ServicesDivision of Student AffairsDepartment of Student ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiAESS - Disability Services

Academic Excellence & Support Services

Digital Textbook Procedure

In order to receive books in digital format, you will need to do the following:

  1. Fill out "Student Request for Book Readings Form"
  2. Provide a copy of the syllabus (must include the course schedule and dates of readings)
  3. Provide a receipt to Disability Services Office as proof that the textbook was purchased. It can  be mailed, scanned & e-mailed, or faxed to our office. See below for contact information for each.

    DSO E-mail:
    dsonotes@uc.edu - Please place in the Subject Line: "Textbook Receipts for (Your Name)"

    Fax:
    513-556-1383 - ATTN: Textbook Receipts from (Your Name)

    Mailing Address:

    Disability Services Office
    University of Cincinnati
    210 University Pavilion
    P.O. Box 210213
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0213
    ATTN: Textbook ReceiptsNOTE: We cannot complete the process for creating/researching textbooks in digital format if we do not have all three items listed above. We must have all three items to provide your digital textbooks.
  4. Our Digital Textbook Coordinator will research the book for you in alternative form and contact you when it is available. Your digital textbook may arrive on CD or be uploaded to Blackboard.
  5. If your textbook arrives on CD, you will need to check out a Victor Wave device from Disability Services which will allow you an opportunity to listen to the digital textbook.
  6. If your textbook is uploaded to Blackboard, you will need to follow the instructions below to access the readings:
    -Login into Blackboard
        -Look for the "My Organizations" tab
    -Click on the "Disability Services" tab
    -In the list on the left, click on "Documents"
    -Click the present term, i.e., Fall 2012, etc.
    -Locate the folder with your book title or article name for your particular class. -You will see single chapters or multiple chapters with the folder
    -Click on the MP3 file and begin to listen. You may want to have your textbook available to follow along.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 513-556-6823.

Thank you.  

Disability Services Office
210 University Pavilion