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Accessibility Resource Center

Reader Services

Reader services are provided to students who have a documented print disability. Students may require the assistance of a face-to-face reader for exams, in class reading assignments or other situations where the production of alternative text is not feasible.

Please note: This accommodation must be approved by an Advisor, and will depend on the symptoms and severity of the student's disability.

Request Process

  1. Students must submit a new request for each class every semester.
  2. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to service need.
  3. Requests may be submitted using the Service Request Portal.
  4. If Reader services are required for exam, please indicate on the exam request.
  5. Notify ARC if you change your class schedule.

If you have any questions about this accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.


  • It is recommended that students who require texts converted to alternative format register with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D).
  • Electronic reading systems are available for students with disabilities at the Meriam Library ATC Computer Lab.
  • Technical support and training are available through ARC and Student Computing.