Alternative Media

Wheeler Hall

Who We Are

The Alternative Media Center is comprised of trained staff that specializes in converting course materials into accessible formats for students with print related disabilities. Inaccessible course materials can be converted into either an accessible electronic or print format.

Students scanning a book on a flatbook scanner.

Who We Serve

Alternative Media is an accommodation that is approved on an individual basis through the interactive process between the Disability Specialist and the student. Registered students who have met with a Disability Specialist and have provided documentation that supports the need for print related accommodations may be referred to the Alternative Media Center for an assessment.

Alternative Media Staff binding a book in the alternative media center.

Getting Access

Please schedule and meet with your Disability Specialist as soon as possible to determine if Alternative Media is an appropriate accommodation. Students should provide documentation that supports the need for print related accommodations. Students will be referred to the Alternative Media Center for an assessment to determine what type of software and format is the best fit. To schedule an appointment, please contact the DSP receptionist at (510) 642-0518.

Guidelines

Upon request DSP provides alternative media for required and recommended course reading assignments including course textbooks, readers, handouts, materials posted to bCourse and specifically required or recommended library materials. Please note there are also Library services for students with print disabilities.

Updates:

The Alternative Media Center (Wheeler 22-23) is currently closed for student visits until further notice.

Please email us at dspamc@berkeley.edu if you would like to schedule a Zoom appointment or have any other needs.

Self Scan Lab Hours

Day
Monday - Friday

9AM-12PM

1PM-4:30PM

Read more about the self-scan lab.

Exam Conversion

If you are a faculty member or GSI who needs to convert an exam into an alternative format, please send an email to dspamc@berkeley.edu in which you share with us the following information:

  • Student name

  • Student ID 

  • Class name

  • Professor name 

  • CCN

Contact

Alternative Media Center
Wheeler Hall Room 22
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email: dspamc@berkeley.edu
Voice: (510) 642-0518
Fax: (510) 643-9686