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Accessible formats provide alternate versions of print-based books that function in much the same way as a print-based textbook. In order to meet the individual learning needs of unique students, accessible formats include audio, enlarged text, and embossed paper. Click on the links below to learn more about the features of each of the formats.

Format Characteristics

Large Print Braille PDF: Accessible PDF: Fully Accessible WORD NIMAS RTF HTML DAISY ePub BRF
Page Layout
Like original Yes Yes
Varied Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes
Text Format
Like original Yes Yes
Sans Serif Yes Yes Yes*
Braille Yes Yes
Other Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessible Text (OCR)
No (hard copy) Yes Yes
Yes (digital) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Navigation
Table of Contents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes*
Headings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookmarks Yes Yes
Page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes*
Images
Displayed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes*
Alt Tags Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes

* Depends on source of file