Student using accessible technology

Alternative Textbook Instructions

Students are able to access their Alternative Textbook Format using the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Step #1 - Setup a ACT Center Consultation 

After meeting with your Access Advisor in Disability Center, set up an appointment with the ACT Center for a consultation. Do this before the semester begins to get a head start. 

Step #2 - Request Alternative Textbook Format

Use myAccess to request your books.

Step #3 - Submit a Copy of the Receipts

Take a copy of your receipts to the Disability Center or take a picture of your receipts and email them to

Step #4 - Log into your Folder

You are able to view the status of your books within myAccess. Once your books are in your folder, your account will be activated and you will recieve an email. 

  1. Log into Accessible Text.
  2. Enter username (PawPrint) and MyZou password.
  3. Click on the title of textbook.
  4. Click on the chapter (or file).
  5. Save it to another location (hard drive, thumb drive, external server, etc.).
  6. Bookmark the Log-in page on your browser for future reference.

Downloading a PDF

For viewing materials in PDF format, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

Scanning Library Materials

If you have materials in the library that you would like to scan and make them read aloud using your software,  the KIC Scanner is available to you at no-charge. 

If you need assistance, contact Cyndi Cotner at (573) 882-4693, the librarian for persons with disabilities. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. 

Accessible Text on Mobile Devices

There are apps for viewing and reading your textbooks aloud. See the Mobile Solutions page for a list of recommended apps.

Keep in mind the following terms when reviewing apps for download:

  • Audio books – Audio books are books that you can listen to.
  • Ebooks – Ebooks are books that you can visibly read.
  • Accessible books – Accessible books are books that you can visibly read, listen to, or otherwise access the text using computer or touch devices


If you have concerns accessing your folder, refer to the Accessible Text Frequently Asked Questions.