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Etext Services

The Etext department provides services to students register with the Disabled Student Services (DSS) at CSUSM.

Services provided through etext include:

  • Alternative Text - the Etext Department receives requests for textbooks in "Alternative" formats from a student through the DSS department. We then process the textbooks into the format requested (PDF, MP3, KESI, Doc, Daisy, etc), and deliver the book files back to the student.
  • Training - Students register with the DSS Office may contact Blake Schilling, the Accessibility Specialist at CSUSM, and receive demos on current screen readers and programs distributed on campus. Walk in with a textbook and leave listening to it on your headphone!
    • Programs we currently offer training on includes: Read&Write Gold, Kursweil 3000, Dolphin Easy Reader, Adobe Acrobat Pro & Reader.
  • Accessibility guidance - When working on your thesis, graduate project, or dissertation, please note that it must be made accessible. What does "accessible" mean? It means that the file will be accessible to screen readers and other assisitve computer technologies. This means more people can access and reference your paper online. We offer free training and accessibility guidance on how to ensure the paper you are submitting is ADA compliant.
To learn more about DSS, please visit the Disabled Student Services page.
  • If you encounter unreadable, non-compliant content on a Cougar Course or website and are not a DSS Student, please report issues through the Student Accessibility Form.