Alternate Media Center

Alternate Media Center (AMC)

Location: Building E, Room 258-9
Alexandra Cipher, Alternate Media Technology Specialist
Student hours: Monday through Thursday, 9AM – 4PM, Friday, 9AM – 12PM.


The Alt Media Center provides the following services:

  • Textbooks, Quizzes, Tests, and Handouts scanned for E-Text.
  • E-Text formatted into alternate formats — Word, Text, PDF, &  Kurzweil 3000.
  • Enlarged Text (font size 16 to 48 point)
  • Textile Graphics 
  • Braille
  • CCTV
  • Captioned Video Tapes
  • Accessible Campus Computer Labs


How to Access Alt Media Services:

If you have an accommodation for Alternate Media, please bring the following:

  1. Your current Accommodation Letter from the DSPS Counselor
  2. Current class Schedule
  3. Textbook
  4. Receipt for the Textbook
  5. Class syllabus

Please allow 20 minutes for student intake.  Student will be required to sign a contract for services.  Requests for alt. media materials should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably at the beginning of the semester.  Every effort will be made to obtain materials in a timely manner.     


Instructors who have students who are eligible for test accommodations at DSPS (checked with an asterisk on the Academic Accommodation Authorization Letter) should contact Karen Talbot at (510) 464-3563 or Alexandra Cipher at the Alternate Media Center (AMC), E-259, 510-986-6980.