SIU Accessible Text Service

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SIU Accessible Text Service

High quality conversion of print text.

  • Textbooks, journal articles, academic tests, brochures, menus, newsletters and more! 

SIU Accessible Text Service offers high quality conversion of print text to institutions and organizations throughout the nation.  Our experienced staff has converted text from textbooks, to brochures, and everything in between. 

Available Formats

We can produce text in Electronic text, Audio format (MP3), Enlarged format, and Braille.  If you’re unsure of what format to order, we offer consultation to assist you in choosing the one that will best suit your needs.

Cost for Services

The cost of converting text is dependent upon a number of factors including the format that is required (i.e. E-Text, Braille, MP3), the clarity of the documents being converted (i.e. pen marks, highlights), and the content needed (i.e. tables, charts, graphs, etc.). The table below can serve as a general guideline, but you should contact us for a more detailed pricing quote.

Textbooks*

Original format Format Price
Standard conversion Electronic Text $0.15 per page
Optimal Conversion MP3 Estimates available
Enlargements (Black and white) $0.15 per page
Enlargement (Color) $0.75 per page
Braille (per braille Page) $1.25 Per page


Other Text (letters, brochures, menus etc.)

Original format Format Price
Standard conversion Electronic Text $0.15 per page
Optimal Conversion MP3 Estimates available
Enlargements (Black and white) $0.15 per page
Enlargement (Color) $0.75 per page
Braille (per braille Page) $1.25 Per page


Braille Services**

Service Product Price
Standard Conversion
- Standard Text
Braille (per braille Page) $1.25 Per Braille page
Optimal Conversion
- Text, graphs, and tables
Braille (per braille Page) Estimates available


Other fees

Product Price
CD-ROM $1.00
Text rebinding $5.00 per book
Shipping May vary

*Textbooks will have their spine severed for conversion. All hard-copy text will be bond with a plastic comb binding and shipped back to the sender.
**Braille documents will be bond with a plastic comb binding and shipped to an address specified by the customer.

Contact SIU Accessible Text Service

Please contact us for an estimate for services

Primary Contact

Write to:

SIU Accessible Text Service
Disability Support Services
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Woody Hall B150
900 South Normal Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62901