Hampshire is committed to providing accessible course materials for all our students.
What do accessible and non-accessible PDFs look like? Watch a text-to-speech program in action trying to read them.
If you need to upgrade your materials to a more accessible form, the Robobraille online conversion service does a great job of converting documents into accessible formats with computer-readable text.
Kurzweil 3000, a powerful text-to-speech and study aid program, is available to all current Hampshire students, faculty, or staff. Our site-wide Kurzweil license includes Mac and Windows versions as well as access to the Kurzweil web app, which can be used online or on an iPad. Students using Kurzweil can access the program on their own personal computers. Kurzweil 3000 also has a built-in free library of classic literature.
If you are in need of specific assistive technology for a documented disability, please visit our disclosure and accommodation request page to learn more.
For an in-depth look at making course activities and materials accessible, check out the Five College Accessibility website.
Additional accessibility standards for instructional materials can be found at edX's Accessibility Best Practices for Developing Course Content.