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Supporting disabled readers: Alternative Formats

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Making a Copy: Web pages providing information about photocopying, printing and imaging services for all of the Bodleian Libraries

Printing, Copying & Scanning: Information on how to use PCAS

Rules on how to use Personal Scanning Equipment

Copyright Information

ARACU: Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit

web pages provide information about photocopying, printing and imaging services for all of the Bodleian Libraries, including how to use our PCAS (Print, Copy and Scan) system and the use of digital cameras and personal scanners - See more at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy#sthash.oUxiYDBO.dpuf
web pages provide information about photocopying, printing and imaging services for all of the Bodleian Libraries, including how to use our PCAS (Print, Copy and Scan) system and the use of digital cameras and personal scanners - See more at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy#sthash.oUxiYDBO.dpuf
web pages provide information about photocopying, printing and imaging services for all of the Bodleian Libraries, including how to use our PCAS (Print, Copy and Scan) system and the use of digital cameras and personal scanners - See more at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy#sthash.oUxiYDBO.dpuf
web pages provide information about photocopying, printing and imaging services for all of the Bodleian Libraries, including how to use our PCAS (Print, Copy and Scan) system and the use of digital cameras and personal scanners - See more at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/copy#sthash.oUxiYDBO.dpuf

Photocopying and Scanning

All Bodleian Libraries have self-photocopying and scanning facilities. Payment is made through online accounts topped up by credit/debit cards - PCAS (Printing, Copying and Scanning).

Personal Scanning Equipment

Library visitors may use personal scanners and digital cameras to make copies from library material. All equipment, with the exception of flat bed scanners, may be used, including smartphones. The use of flash photography is forbidden at all times and please note that different regulations may apply to Special Collections material.

Some libraries have designated areas where you may use your personal scanning equipment. Please ask a member of staff for details before using your equipment.

SensusAccess

Create your own accessible documents

SensusAccess is an automated document conversion service that allows students and staff to convert readings into alternative formats.

You can convert files into a wide range of alternative formats: including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille, to meet your needs.

In addition, you can create accessible documents from inaccessible files - for example, an image-based pdf or .jpg can be converted into an accessible Word document.

The service is fully automated, and documents submitted are automatically deleted once they have been converted. SensusAccess does not store personal information. 

The service can be accessed via the web-form on the SensusAccess page.

Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit

The Bodleian Libraries can provide alternative formats to printed material on request, ranging from DAISY audio to electronic files and Braille, through ARACU, its centre for alternative formats serving disabled students at the University of Oxford.

We can provide material in DAISY audio (human voice with structure), electronic text (both fully marked Word documents and PDF images), Braille and tactile diagrams.

To be able to use the service, students must be referred to ARACU by the Disability Advisory Service.

ARACU may support non-student users subject to capacity. In these cases, a fee will be charged for work undertaken on a cost recovery basis.

For further information contact ARACU or the Disability Librarian. You can also look at ARACU's web page.

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