Students who have been granted a Reading Technology accommodation through Student Disability Services are also eligible to receive textbooks they own in an electronic version compatible with screen reading software.  To request e-text resources:

  1. Visit the Adaptive Technologies service request,  and select e-text Request.
  2. Provide ISBN(s) of materials requested.
  3. Provide proof of purchase of the text requested. This is a requirement of the publishing companies. Students must bring in their receipt showing the purchase of the book or attach it to the E-Text Request Form.
  4. You will be notified through your CMU email when your textbook is available. 

Once the request for e-text has been made, and accompanying proof of purchase provided,  the publisher will be contacted and the material will be requested on behalf of the student. Since this process may take up to 6 weeks, students are encouraged to make their requests as soon as possible. When the e-text arrives, the student will be notified by CMU email and can download their textbooks.

If the publisher does not already have an accessible copy, students will be notified through CMU email to bring in their text book to the SDS office to be scanned. This involves cutting the spine of the textbook however, the bookstore will still buy back this textbook at the end of the semester. Once scanned, the text book can be either returned to the student with a plastic "comb" binding, with a standard three hole punch, or returned as is after the process.