Alternate format refers to the conversion of academic materials to accessible formats for students with a variety of disabilities. Formats may include:

  • digital text
  • large print
  • Braille
  • tactile graphics

The majority of the students with this accommodation at CU Boulder require the provision of accessible (readable) electronic files, which students access using software or apps on their computers, tablets and phones.

Alternate Format Faculty FAQ

Alternate Format Production and Access Center (AFPAC)

The Alternate Format Production and Access Center (AFPAC) is the production facility for the creation of alternate format class materials  for students requiring this accommodation. The AFPAC is located in the Disability Services office.

The AFPAC provides the service of converting materials to accessibility formats at no cost to students registered with the accommodation.

Faculty should forward any requests from students for alternate format to