Depending upon the need, an alternate format or accessible characteristics may be present in the textbooks required for the DBH program. Options can include the following:
|CORE Library Databases and eBooks||
The CORE Library's ebook and database vendor is Ebsco.
|Publisher's Website||Check the publisher's website and listing for the textbook. Often they will sell versions of the book (such as e-books with extra features or complete PDFs of the textbooks) that are not available elsewhere.|
|VitalSource||VitalSource is a seller of electronic textbooks. Many textbook publishers offer a VitalSource version of the book, available via the VitalSource Bookshelf app (iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Chromebook, Kindle Fire). Depending upon the platform, Bookshelf may offer a Read Aloud feature that has text to speech built in (iOS) (Android, Kindle Fire).|
A popular option is NaturalReader Text to Speech , which can read a PDF out loud. Simply search for "PDF to speech app" and a number of possibilities will come up.
The Learning Disabilities Association of America lists Prizmo as an option for iPhone and iPad users. The app lets you take a picture of what you want to read and then it reads it out loud to you.
Georgia Tech's Tools for Life App Finder can help you to locate other ideas about assistive technology that may be helpful.