If alternate text format is part of your Accommodation Plan, please follow these steps.

  • Enroll for your classes as early as possible.  Ideally at least 6 weeks before the start of the semester.
  • Notify our Alternate Text Coordinator that you have enrolled for the semester
  • You must provide proof of purchase for each textbook you request in alternate format
  • Alternate formats are available in PDF, Word, RTF and EPUB formats
  • You may need to provide Student Disability Services a copy of the textbook for scanning and formatting.
  • It can take up to three (3) weeks for textbooks to be converted
  • Free text to speech software is available through the Natural Reader website.


Contact Scott Laurent at (816) 235-5612 or laurentr@umkc.edu.