Alternate Media & Assistive Technology


Alexandra Cipher
Alternate Media Technology Specialist
Phone: (510) 464-3427

Kim Cael
Adaptive Computer Learning Technician (Kurzweil 3000 & smart pen)
Phone: (510) 464-3427

At High Tech Center (E-261):
Monday-Thursday   8am-4pm
Friday 8am-12pm

Click here for Kim’s office

The Alt Media Center provides the following services, and an estimated timeline:

  • E-Text from publisher: 4-6 weeks
  • E-Text in house: 1 week per chapter
  • Enlarged Textbook: 3-5 days
  • Enlarged handouts: 1-3 days
  • Enlarged Exams: 2 days
  • Textile Graphics: 10 days
  • Braille: Handouts – 10 days and Textbooks – 6 weeks

How to Access Alt-Media Services:

If you have accommodation for Alternate Media, please email the following:

  1. Your current Accommodation Letter from the SAS Counselor
  2. Current Class Schedule
  3. Textbook
  4. Receipt for the Textbook
  5. Class syllabus

Please allow 20 minutes for student intake.  The student will be required to sign a contract for services.  Requests for alt. media materials should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably at the beginning of the semester.  Every effort will be made to obtain materials in a timely manner.