Alternative Formats

The Inclusive Learning Team are still here to support you. Please contact us by emailing lib-inclusivelearning@sheffield.ac.uk. Please also visit our Inclusive Learning FAQs for more information.

If you have a print disability you may need to access resources in an accessible format. Find out about accessible resources.

Blackboard Ally

Have you ever accessed a file on Blackboard (MOLE) that was difficult to read,
or you wish was available in a different format? Blackboard Ally automatically creates
different formats for you to download within your Blackboard course - just
choose the version that’s right for you. Please see the Blackboard Ally webpage for more information and instructions.

Please contact digital.learning@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any queries about accessing alternative formats on your Blackboard course.

Sensus Access

Sensus Access enables you to convert image-based PDFs, JPEGs and other files into an accessible format such as text or audio files.

RNIB Bookshare

RNIB Bookshare provides free accessible textbooks and images to support disabled learners who have difficulty reading standard print.

For more information visit  Alternative Formats - Instructions for Disability Advisors and Study Skills Tutors

Dolphin Easyreader

If you have low vision, blindness or dyslexia it can be frustrating trying to find good accessible books. EasyReader, is an accessible reading app, with access to 100,00s of books:

  • The world's largest collection of accessible book and newspaper services.
  • Designed for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness
  • Available for IOS, Android or Windows
  • Recommended by the RNIB

Alternative Formats - Instructions

Please see our instructions for information about how to access accessible formats.

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