Request alternative formats for students

About the Alternative Formats Service

We provide books and journals in alternative formats for students with a visual impairment, dyslexia or other condition that makes it difficult for them to access printed texts.

We can reformat anything (including whole books) on the core reading list for their course.

Request an alternative format

If you are teaching a student who will be using the Alternative Formats Service we will need your help to get their readings ready in time.

It takes at least 6 weeks to reformat an entire text book, and up to 10 working days for a book extract or journal article.

Please contact us to discuss you and your student's requirements.


We only have the staff resources to reformat core reading material. However, we can run training sessions for UWE Bristol staff in other faculties and services so they can produce their own accessible documents.

To request a training session, please contact us.

Referring students

If you know of a student you think may benefit from the service, please refer them to us, or direct them to the alternative formats web page.

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