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New Accessibility Tool: SensusAccess


The Library is offering two new services for fall to help students and faculty who need more accessible versions of Library collections.

The first is SensusAccess, an automated text remediation tool available to anyone with a Laurier email address. Use it to upload a document and add accessibility, for example do OCR, convert it to another format, or add tags to pdf. Results are emailed to you in a few minutes.

SensusAccess is not error-free. For additional accessibility, the Library now offers an enhanced alternate format service. We can digitize print books, add additional accessibility features (e.g. headings, lists, PDF tags) to articles or books, or convert to another format like Word or HTML. People with print disabilities can request this service using the alternate format request form.

Library alternate format services deal with the accessibility of Library collections used for assignments and research. They complement but do not replace the Accessible Learning Centre’s role in making course readings accessible for students with disabilities.

For more details of Library accessibility services, please see the Accessibility Hub on the Library web site or contact

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Last Updated: April 9, 2024 10:44am