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Accessible Textbook Service

The Kentucky Office for the Blind administers a program that researches and procures textbooks in alternate formats. Formats include 2–track cassette recordings‚ DAISY recordings‚ and electronic text files obtained from publishers‚ etc. Community volunteers are also solicited to reproduce textbooks and other materials unavailable in existing useable formats.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to read or comprehend printed academic and vocational materials‚ you may obtain this information in alternate formats through our program. To apply for this service‚ you may contact your vocational rehabilitation counselor or this office for additional information. If you choose to apply for services on your own‚ you must first be a registered borrower with the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. If you are not registered with RFB&D‚ you may contact them at 1–800–221–4792 or visit their website at www.rfbd.org. Once you are a registered borrower you can contact this office to request materials. When your requests and/or print materials have been received‚ please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery. In some circumstances‚ a minimal fee may be assessed to reproduce books and materials.

The Lexington Recording Program maintains the state library of alternative materials and provides services to all students attending the University of Kentucky.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or inquiring about these services‚ please contact:

Jo Stewart – Coordinator
Accessible Textbook Service
Room 2‚ Alumni Gym Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington‚ Kentucky 40506–0029
Phone: (859) 257–6602 or Toll Free 800–306–3472

Our full state library database catalog of available materials can be accessed through this website: http://blind.ky.gov/PublicVRULibrarySearch.asp.

 

Warning: Some websites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the University of Kentucky. The University takes no responsibility for the content of these sites.

disability resource center . university of kentucky . 2 alumni gym . lexington‚ ky . 40506–0029 . V/TDD (859) 257–2754 . fax (859) 257–1980

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