Academic Success

Student Accessibility Services

Alternate Format Materials

Alternate Format Materials (AFM) refer to an alternate version of originally produced material (example: a digital file of a print copy, large print, coloured paper). AFM is individualized and specific to each students’ abilities and needs.

Alternate Format Material Eligibility

Students with documented disabilities are encouraged to book an appointment with an Accessibility Specialist to review documentation and determine eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the Assistive Technologist to develop their individualized AFM plan. Please note that proof of purchase is required, and students are encouraged to keep any receipts of textbooks purchased.

Expected Timelines

Ordering Alternate Format Materials takes time. Students are encouraged to submit their AFM requests as soon as their individualized AFM plan is developed.

Due to the many variables involved in obtaining/creating AFM, Student Accessibility Services is not able to guarantee that all materials will be in place prior to the start of classes.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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