Student using accessible technology

Accessible Text Instructions

Students are able to access their Accessible Text using the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once you have turned in your receipt and we have posted a book for you, we will activate an online folder for you that will contain an accessible copy of the material you requested.

Step #1 - Setup an Accessible Text Assessment 

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

Step #2 - Request Accessible Text

Use the Alternate Format Request form to request textbooks and other materials.

Step #3 - Submit a Copy of the Receipts

You must submit a copy of your textbook receipt before we give you access to the online accessible books. Submit a copy to the Disability Center at disabilitycenter@missouri.edu.

Step #4 - Log into your Accessible Text

Once the accessible materials are available, we will activate an accessible text folder for you and send you 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 articles or readings 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 library assistance, please 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 Accessible Text 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

Problems

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