Print Disability and Alternative Formats
Vanderbilt UP books are available to eligible individuals via Bookshare’s ebook library.
We will also provide PDF files (if available) of adopted textbooks that have been assigned to a student. To begin the request process, the student’s campus disability services office should send the request to [email protected]. The request must include verification that the student has purchased a copy of the book.
Federating Repositories of Accessible Learning Materials for Higher Education (FRAME)
Vanderbilt University is among eight universities awarded a two-part, $2.175 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support accessibility of digital educational materials for students with disabilities. This collaborative effort will develop a federated repository of remediated educational content and source materials to dramatically increase access to students, while also reducing the burden on disability services offices.
One component of the grant will bring Vanderbilt UP and Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries together to make the press’s backlist titles accessible and help the press become “born-accessible” for all new publications.