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Accessibility Tip: Easily Access Alternative Formats for Course Files

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To help ensure equal access to files for all members of our diverse student population, NC State has acquired a license to SensusAccess, a “one-stop self-service, alternate media and document remediation service for educational institutions.” With this tool, students, faculty and staff can convert documents to a range of alternative formats like audio, e-book or digital Braille. It can also convert inaccessible documents (such as image-only PDF files) into more accessible formats. 

File conversion capability is now available on Moodle Projects, with plans to make it available for the rest of Moodle beginning with Summer 2023 courses. You and your students will see a circular icon formed by three arrows to the right of each file in Moodle (see screenshot below). Clicking on the icon allows the user to choose a new file format. An email will alert the user when the new file type is ready for them to use.

Screenshot of the new file conversion icon for Moodle activities